Beginners Soft Pastel Tips from Rebecca de Mendonça. If you’re new to soft pastels or have always wanted to try, this free PDF guide will help you Get Started.
This colourful guide covers all the basics, including what surface to work on, how to set up your workspace and how to clean and look after your pastels.
Rebecca then shows you how versatile soft pastels can be, helping you to master various techniques like Smudging, Hatching and Twisting.
I have a bit of a theory; it is my opinion that every piece of art is a self-portrait of the artist and a mirror to the viewer…
For many of us, our lives are filled with hurry. Creativity is something that we know we value and want to prioritise, and if we are lucky enough to have time for it, we often carry our hurry into our times of creating.
In the past much of my work was provocative, unsettling, edgy as subjects related to human rights and confrontational issues. In fact I had avoided pastels with the erroneous belief that pastels were a gentle medium for artists (with a few exceptions) who produced exquisite drawings or paintings.
I was just ready to go somewhere new and exotic. I don’t even remember how I happened upon this particular retreat, but one day there it was, and I thought about it for only a hot minute before signing up.
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