Monday, 16 May 2016

Soft Pastel Portraits

Hello Friends!

Have you ever been on a Paint Nite! Or a Worshop for soft pastels?

Well I spent Friday night with a few friends doing just that.

Learning new colouring techniques with chalk pastels.

Wasn't sure if this class was something that I would enjoy or like but by
the end of the session I was hooked. Line and sinker.

This introductory class began with the red fox , as seen above.

We were given chalk soft pastels, tracing paper, pencil, and a gesso board 6x6.

Also a black and white copy of the above. Once we traced the fox's head onto the gesso
board we continued the process of bringing this cute red fox to life one stroke at a time.

First up we learned the different strokes using the chalk pieces. The square edge or the
full piece dragging it along on a piece of paper till we felt comfortable with the look we
were trying to achieve.

Here's my cute fox, poking his head out of a tree stump for the first time.

What a fun night it was, laughter, new friends and who knows maybe this course
brought out an artist within,

You know the old saying....

                            "You are never to old to learn new tricks"

                      Hope everyone's weekend was as eventful as mine.

                                                      Thanks for following along!

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  1. Cute! We did a paint nite with my two besties from work. I learned that I am way too uptight when not painting furniture or signs lol. My best friend is an art teacher and kept encouraging me thankfully lol.

  2. I did a paint n pour night a few months ago. It was fun. But I came away realizing that I'm a better painting of walls and furniture than flowers.

  3. Awww... He's so cute! That class sounded like fun. I can see why you liked it.

  4. Wow, you did a great job on your fox in pastels. You are right, it's never too late to learn new tricks. Keep it up.