Pastel by Jane Ward
I've had the pastels out for the last week and realise how much I've missed painting with these messy little devils! Using the fisher 400 pastel paper with an Arcylic under base with transparent primaries first, then pulling the scene together with pastels in a negative painting method seems to paint itself!
Wow how good is that, you don't use too much pastel or need such a wide variety of colours.
I demonstrated this technique to the Watermillock art group near Ullswater this week and they all produced some fabulous work.
Step One this shows the Acrylic under painting, next came the pastels when the paper was thoroughly dry
Step Two Pastels are applied in the background to help create a sense of depth to the paintings with cool shades, warmer colours are used in the foreground to bring the painting forward.