A few weekends ago I attended a portrait workshop at Barnet Guild of Artists’ studio.
In the morning I did a study of the model in pastel and charcoal.
In the afternoon I painted another model in watercolour.
First I did the underdrawing in pencil:
Then I started painting using watercolour:
Adding some colours in the background:
I was at the studio from 10 am to 3:30pm. It was a very productive and enjoyable day !
Here is my new painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’
I painted this based on the photograph I took when I visited Stonehaven a few weeks ago. Stonehaven is a lovely seaside town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Here are some photos I took..
Dunnottar Castle was amazing!
This is the picture I used as a reference for my painting
After I had done the rough underdrawing, I used drawing inks by Winsor&Newton to start painting. I found they are great for painting the sea and the sky!
Next I used Conte pastel to paint the cliffs and the land
Used watercolours and inks to add more details and contrast to the picture
I wanted to keep it rather abstract, so I did not paint too much details…and here is the finished piece !
New pastel portrait ‘My sister with a cat’
For this drawing I’m only using a green conte pastel and a white conte pastel for highlights
First draw outlines roughly
Adding details : Start drawing from dark tones then mid tones
Adding highlights with white pastel
I have been painting portraits in pastels recently.
This is a portrait of my partner who is sketching me. He is also an artist so we sometimes draw each other.
Drawing process :
Started drawing with a grey conte pastel
Emphasizing dark tones with dark brown pastel
adding backgrounds with grey pastel
painting mid tones with brown pastel, highlighting with white pastel…and finish!