Drawing August #2- Fingerprints and all!

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

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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