Study for Chef, Pastel


This is my preparation for a new painting that I have been working on. The charcoal sketch was to get a feel for the composition. I then did a small colour study with blocks of colour and kept a note of those used as small swatches. At this point I get quite excited about a painting as I can see how I want to complete the work.

October Sky, Pastel


Just finished painting in the studio when I noticed how beautiful the sky was looking. I grabbed some blue Canson paper and a box of pastels so as I could paint the view. I used charcoal for the darks to get this very quick 15 min sketch done. It was amazing how fleeting the sky was. When I had finished it had completely changed and there was very little pinky orange to the sky.