I had no art training until I joined a class in our small village in Oxted Surrey (U.K.) in 2001. Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about water-colour, pastel and oil painting. I have been really been inspired to try these different media by my art teacher. Now with no classes for a few years finding the Challenge sites has been a real boon, I am having a great time. The stimulation one gets from the challenges and the wonderful support from other artists has been fantastic.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
September 2015 Provence
We were in Provence for two weeks in September. At first I tried
using chalk pastels. I bought a box of five colours, which was a little
limiting but a good exercise.
This is a study in some ochre woods.
This picture I did in both chalk pastel and in oils. I had a much greater range of oil colours but working in pastels is much freer.
Working in oil I put in more detail . The range of colour was obviously much better.
The sketches below were completed on the few days we had some rain.