'Field of Dreams' 8x10 pastel
Today's painting is a demo I did for a private student. I love having the opportunity to introduce an artist to the wonderful world of pastels. She arrived with a set of oil pastels and after using some of my soft pastels I think she is excited to get some of her own. In my introductory lesson we talk about and try the supplies and the various brands of pastel and papers. We then work on the different ways we can apply pastel with some exercises. In the second hour of class we talk about ways to start a pastel painting and I did this demo to show a simple method of starting a painting. I love meeting other artists who want to try a new medium!