Pastel gardens

I’ve been running a couple of workshops in Cumbria this weekend. They were both using pastels. The first one was with a group in Burton-in-Kendal where most of them hadn’t used pastels before. We decided on the theme of Gardens. This is a theme that I enjoy and so I did a few pastels before the workshop so I could show them some different approaches.  I think it’s very important that people develop their own style and so I don’t do long demonstrations.

The second workshop was in Barbon and the theme there was Water.  They all looked at each other’s work at the end of each session and it was great to see all the different approaches to a similar topic.

This is one of the gardens I painted before the workshop. I still have a little work to do on it.

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