Monday, 17 June 2013

Tangled Finished (I think!)

Hey There

Well after more brain draining than I ever thought possible, I have managed to finish my latest painting, "Tangled".

Measuring 10 X 15cm on Clare Fontaine Pastel Mat support, I used a variety of pastels and pastel pencils to create this crazily coloured jumble of jewellery.

This work was a challenge and I estimate it easily took me at least 10 hours to complete it - the intricacy of all the beads meant there was no way I could rush this if I ever hoped that it would turn out.

Anyway, I'm so glad that I have managed to finish it (for now - I bet I'll find something I need to change over the next day or two!), so that I can start my next artwork...

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you around soon!


Friday, 14 June 2013

Tangled Part 1


Today's post is proudly brought to you by me.  (Don't know why I said that. Given it is my blog, of course it would be brought to you by me. I'm thinking I must have had one too many cups of tea today.)

I've been having a lot of fun creating my latest pastel painting today. Perhaps friends and acquaintances may notice a few of my favourites are featured?

I've really enjoyed creating this painting so far, but can tell you that the intricate nature of it has meant I've needed to be very patient.  I reckon I'm at about five hours worth of work so far, and the finished painting will only measure 10 cm X 15 cm.  Realistically, I think it will take at least another three or four hours before I can call this little baby finished...

I just keep telling myself that it's worth it and that good things come in small packages.  Right.  Right?  (Please tell me it is so!)

Anyway, I'd better be going, it's nearly dinner time.

Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to.  I hope to see you around soon with the finished piece.