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The first decisions made before creating this striking elephant in pastel

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The first decisions made before creating this striking elephant in pastel

This blog shows the elephants I chose, as well as the colours, size and composition of the artwork. There are photos of me selecting, blending and experimenting with colours and shades of soft pastel and pastel pencils. I hope you find it of interest!

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Just three weeks until I take part in "Out of the Hills" art exhibition

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Just three weeks until I take part in "Out of the Hills" art exhibition

Is it mid May already? I have been busy undertaking new artworks for this exciting art exhibition "Out of the Hills" which starts on June 1st for 16 days at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan. 11 talented artists, light airy gallery space, cafe, bookery and stunning Herefordshire/Shropshire scenery. Read more in this blog and see you there!

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A good start to this stunning kingfisher for the next exhibition

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A good start to this stunning kingfisher for the next exhibition

Good morning and hope you all are well? I thought you may like to see my current artwork while in progress. We have been away for a few weeks hence the lack of new work recently but back into now! What do you think? I am always looking for a reference photo that is striking and detailed and this one by Ian Marshall caught my eye. I have asked the photographer for permission to use this image. The colours under the wings, as you can see above, really stood out for me.... Once I have chosen the initial colours to express...

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My venue for Herefordshire Art (H-art ) week September 7th to 15th 2019

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My venue for Herefordshire Art (H-art ) week September 7th to 15th 2019

I will not be exhibiting at home this year but will have 10 to 12 of my latest detailed pastel artworks at the delightful “Makers Mezzanine” at Whitney on Wye. This exciting gallery is part of the Carrot&Wine stores which, as well as the gallery, offers a farm shop and café. I am very pleased to be one of over 20 artists exhibiting here at the Makers Mezzanine during H-art this year. It will be well worth the visit.... MORE DETAILS SOON!

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A great start to my next exciting artwork...."Lion Lovers"

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A great start to my next exciting artwork...."Lion Lovers"

Now that my current commission work is completed, I can now concentrate on creating artwork for my next exhibition in June. It has been a while since I did a lion and I saw this image on Pinterest that appealed to me.     It is always of concern when I cannot find the photographer who took the reference photo - have searched through 50 or more Pinterest posts and using Google image search without success. If you know of any other way to find the original photograph please contact me! In the meantime, I have flipped the image and am working on...

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