Over this last weekend, I demonstrated pastel portrait in the venue of the Master Pastellist Exhibition 2017.

A great bunch of people have attended over both days – very enthusiastic, and encouraging.

I arrived with a full sheet piece of Art Spectrum Colourfix paper, collaged with red tissue paper and a piece of music. The first day, working from a photograph I had taken, I applied the large shapes of the figure; decided on a background colour; and began the work on the fabric of the model’s garment.

The completed portrait:

People have been very supportive of the demonstrations – there are many generous Master Pastellists in the Pastel Society of Australia. Some have come from considerable distances to demonstrate as part of this exhibition – I fell it is an honour to be their colleague.

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