Dani at the Hunter

23.5″ x 31.5″ (60cm x 80cm) Soft pastel on board . Dani at the Hunter. Exclusive Prints on Canvas For Sale here! One of two paintings I want to do of our best discus thower ever. Dani started Little Athletics at a young age and has played basketball at a national level. The Sport Australia…

Dani’s thoughts

 Soft pastels on Mi-Teintes board 14″ x 16″ (36cm x 40cm) Preliminary study for a portrait of Dani Samuels to exhibit at SOPAC. It’s been a while since I did the latest of my Paintings for Poles work. So eager to explore in my newly found medium of soft pastels I asked Dani if I…

Joe Dial, preliminary studies

Joe Dial With Flag 1 and 2. Preliminary studies in soft pastels 16″ X 24″ on Mi-Teintes pastel board. This are two small studies in soft pastels. The work was commissioned by Joe’s wife Shawna as a present to her husband. I usually do a preliminary painting to check that the elements fit together well.…

Soft pastels – Tilly and Elsie

30cm x 41cm (A3) Soft Pastels on rough Mi-Teintes board. Phil Carrero From the gir’s medal winning performances at the Australian Junior Championships¬†Perth 2013 My first attempt to learn pastels. I love the medium, the purity of color and the challenge to produce realistic work with it. Challenges were fixing, with which spray, how and…

Early pastels experience

All three studies:¬†30cm x 41cm (A3) Soft Pastels on rough Mi-Teintes paper. Phil Carrero I have not entered this three studies individually because they were quick practice sketches of two hours or less each. I only meant to become familiar with this wonderful medium and so aim to encounter as many problems as I can…