Saturday, May 10, 2008

Trying a New Medium - Pastel




Every once in a while I get the urge to try a new medium, so when a one day pastel workshop was offered less than two miles from my home, I was there! Below is a still life that I did in the workshop by Christina Debarry http://www.debarrystudioarts.com/ , and a solo attempt at some dogwood blossoms that I did after the workshop. Both of these were done on Strathmore paper with Nupastels.

5 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Michelle, this is beautiful for a first pastel. You will get hooked on playing in the dust, careful!

Joan said...

These look as good here as they did in real life!

Michelle Himes said...

Thanks, Jo and Joan. I was happy with them, but not crazy about the mess. I had pastel all over me.

Ai said...

Michelle, I love both works. I can't wait to see the Dogwood in real life, may be on my wall... ;-)

For the still life, I love the soft cast shadows toward the back. I can see that you are doing great in pastel as well.

Angel said...

I really like the one of the dogwood blossoms!