Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Thursday, 21 June 2012
We are focused on our final project - using oil pastels. Shown below are the individual projects at very early stages. Also shown are various pastel paintings that have just been completed or are still in progress.
Thursday, 14 June 2012
We started to learn how oil pastels work today. This is in preparation for our final project of this term - a subject of our own choice done in oil pastels which we start next week. Here are samples from today's exploration of this very exciting medium:
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Five of us started our new project today, whilst the others continued with their Hens Project. Mainly it's a twist on a technique we learned last term. We are applying the pastel as a powder by scraping the pastels against a hard edge object such as a palette knife, kitchen knife, or credit card. There is no drawing done at all on the surface, the drawing is down using the pastel dust particles. Areas are masked-off initially with masking tape. Fixing is done several times during the process, "little and often". In the resources page there is a step by step photo guide "Project Four" to remind us of the demonstration done in class. Here are the first stages of the paintings.