I didn’t expect any first-up miracles, but I have really enjoyed the first 2 landscapes that I have produced. Both are examples of the landscape to be found in the southern Midlands area of Tasmania.
With so many artists working in pastels, it’s vital that my work looks different, and different (I think) it is!
I am featuring large areas of intense, ‘clean’ colour with a strong light source. There is little emphasis on detail as I want the viewer to use their imagination and ‘immerse’ themselves in my work.
There’s plenty of subjects for me to paint, it’s just a matter of keeping focussed. One subject that I have particular interest in is my liking for rocks. I want to compare the difference between pastels and coloured pencils.
Fortunately, I have ‘acquired’ an excellent collection of artist’s-quality soft pastels. I will of course visit my local art store and see what’s new in pastels and maybe I’ll invest in a few more!
While exploring the potential of pastels I still intend to maintain my interest in coloured pencils, at least for the time being.