Drawing August: Fingerprints and all!

Gladioli pastel by Maxine Dodd
Gladioli pastel by Maxine Dodd
Fingerprints and all!

Second drawing for this year’s Drawing August online event. This is pastel on Ingres paper. I used Schmincke and Sennelier here; the pigments are so strong and vibrant, they are always exciting to use.

Pastel is possibly the purest form of painting – we work with pure pigment and little else!

Amanda McLean

Soft (chalk) pastels were the first medium that hooked me into art properly. I made a picture when I was at school using pastel on black paper. It was a revelation, the colours and contrast were something wonderful and that was it, I was off on my journey. Lovely memories!

Stormy descent – SOLD

cycling, art,

Hello! This is a contrast to the last sunny post being a pastel inspired by a wow of a descent in the wet.  I made this picture in pastel, limiting the colour to neutrals as I wanted to show drama in the tones.  I showed this picture at the weekend in our local Open Studios event and am delighted to say that it was one of several to have found a new home. This is my chance to share with you and have one last look – Have a great day! 

cycling, art, Stormy Descent – SOLD
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