I have used and loved Pan Pastels as a background or accent medium but this workshop gave me the confidence to paint with it as, truth be told, it was designed to do.
As a class, we made bird images, added colour to transfers and did a forest motif to get the techniques "going" and then we were on our own to create. I made 2 pieces I'd love to share with you here that were based on a couple of paintings that inspire me. The first one is of an image that Kathryn Trotter created in oil on canvas - "Fashion Illustration 2". Here is the original
And this is what I created with the pastels with my own "touch"
Made me smile...
But not as much as this one....
This is my version of a Fabulous Painting one of the gals (Judy) brought with her for inspiration,
This is a 16x20 Pan Pastel (with soft pastel accents) painting created on green pastel board
Since I used a print image of a painting provided by someone else, I don't know who the original artist is but I am looking into that as we speak ... cause I want to show you and credit such a wonderful image. As soon as I know, I will put the link here. If you know - PLEASE email me!!
I still can't believe I painted these!
Gotta love Pan Pastel! Donna will be in the studio this September. I would like her to teach a Pan Pastel class at the studio too... so stay tuned for more info on that!
These two paintings I created are now framed and hanging in the studio for you all to enjoy! I hope you come in to see them "in real life" soon
Hope you had a creative week!!