Sunday, 28 March 2010

Playing with my Pastels

Today I spent time organising some quick 30 min pastel sketches for an art tutorial I have been asked to do. I want to make it as fun as I can with as much variety as we can accomplish during the day.
Here is my first, a Veniatian street scene with of course, some water added :)
Pastesl are a great versatile medium, and the vibrant colours sing harmoniuosly together.
What really makes this picture resignate is the mixture of complimentary colours ( blue / orange, red / Green) along side the warm and cool colours.
The pastel was gently dragged over the paper, which is an aubergine coloured sanded paper. This effect allows for the warm aubergine colour to show through, creating wonderful effects .