Friday, 4 November 2011

Kristi & Darcy

I am very proud to present this commission to you. My client received the pastel artwork of her two girls for her birthday this week. I got to know their personalities on various walks and watching them playing together in their garden.

It was such an enjoyable project and I tried a pastel paper with a slight tooth this time which really held the chalk. I used my Derwent and Pitt Pastel Pencils and layered the colour on until I had the right consistency and richness of colour. I am always very careful to avoid the 'chocolate box' pastel finish and try my best to breath life into the painting.