Thursday 1 October 2015

Soft pastel demo work on Strathmore paper

A small soft pastel demonstration done on Strathmore pastel paper during one of my recent soft pastel workshops. There is a slight fold/crumple in the paper as can be seen from the image as below. The crumpling of the paper was caused due to the wet brush which I used on the first layer of pastels in order to get an underpainting of basic colours. 

Later I went on to add more colours of similar values and a few details in the foreground. Richard McKinley, a Master Pastel Artist from America uses the underpainting technique in most of his works and I like his style a lot.

Added two small figures on the beach, taking a casual relaxed walk. Painting a seashore is a very relaxing experience and I am always looking out for more subjects based on sea. 

soft pastel painting of a seashore on strathmore paper by Indian artist Manju Panchal

Small demo work in soft pastel medium
Paper used - Strathmore
Size 5" X 7"

An image of the Strathmore pastel paper pad .
It has 24 sheets of assorted colours

Image: coutesy GOOGLE.

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"Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought."

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