Category Archives: Pastel painting
June, a member of Farsley Art Club for many years, was asked to do a pre pastel demo on Wednesday evening 12 June 2019 then do a workshop on Saturday 15 June 2019 for club members. Those who came to the evening session were given tips on technique on how to use pastels, and the different kinds of paper one can use. On the Saturday June was on hand to give help and advice to the club members that came to the session, some had never used pastels before but were given encouragement in their use. All who came to both sessions enjoyed the experience.
Below are the paintings of the club members at the end of the Saturday workshop.
Les Darlow is an artist, tutor and demonstrator from Laycock near Keighley. He specialises in pastel landscapes. His paintings can be viewed on his website > www.lesdarlow.com/ .
There are also links to youtube videos showing him working.
His first demonstration was a sea landscape in pan pastel.
His second painting was of sea and cliffs.
He made an underpainting in ink and finished with pastels.
Robert Dutton gave a chalk pastel demonstration to Farsley Art Club. He used Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper, charcoal and various soft and hard chalk pastels.
He worked from a photograph of a mill town in a valley. He started by establishing the positions of the elements in the scene using charcoal in loose strokes. He smudged the charcoal in the sky and town area.
Robert added colour with browns and greens, again in a loose manner.
He added details into the buildings with a hard eraser.
He added further colours.
Part completed painting at the end of the demonstration.
Sample paintings by Robert Dutton
Demonstration by Lucia Smith of dales landscape in soft pastel
Landscapes need planning to achieve a better balance than the source sketches or photographs.
Soft chalk pastels
Lucia teaching how to apply dark and light blue soft pastel on Art Spectrum pastel paper
Lucia applying sky colours to card prepared with Colourfix grey primer applied over acrylic underpainting.
Parts of sky, clouds and grass on demonstration painting
Some completed pastel paintings by Lucia Smith