So I just couldn’t let this day go by without posting a video to thank you for all your words of support and encouragement. They, and you, mean the world to me!!
And so, today, I thought, why not quickly pastel a heart full of all the joys, the anguish, the complexity, the different shades and colour of love. The video is without sound as I wanted you just to see my intuitive process without me describing what I’m doing (cos really, I don’t know!). I figure you can choose some music to accompany your watching. I had no preconceived idea of what the final piece would look like, only that I was inspired by the shape of a heart. It was just down and dirty and away I go!!
The pastel took me about 16 minutes and is speeded up x 4 (rather than the usual x 8 on my pastel demos) which gives you time to see my actions.
I’m using Schminke’s starter set plus a gorgeous pink from Mount Vision Pastels. I’m working on Richeson’s Unison Premium Pastel Surface. I had so much fun, layering, layering, and seeing what would happen if I did this or that. Total freedom, well, except for the camera recording but I always knew I could throw out the whole thing if it just didn’t work!
With regard to colours, I was inspired by those used in a painting by Joan Mitchell (I’ll show you at the end of the blog).
Click on the image below to see the video 🙂
It’s unlisted so it won’t appear on my channel (at the moment anyway – depends on the response!) but the link can be shared and I’m fine with that if you are inclined to do so.
Here are the pastels I used:
The final pastel:
And here’s the colour inspiration:
Whew, made it under the wire. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Please let me know what you think of this crazy experiment of mine 😀
Until next time,