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Why did I chose a hedgehog for my latest pastel artwork?

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Why did I chose a hedgehog for my latest pastel artwork?

This blog talks about choices to be made on artwork subject matter as well as where from, and why, I chose a hedgehog. It also talks about alterations made to the reference photo as well as how I corrected a mistake made during its creation. I also mention details of the exhibition in September. I hope you find this of interest.

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Sneak a peek at how I created this striking kingfisher in pastel

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Sneak a peek at how I created this striking kingfisher in pastel

Now that I have completed this kingfisher ( from a reference photo by Ian Marshall ) I can show you a bit more about how I created it, following on from my previous post..... After the first wing is completed I started building up the background. I experiment with colours in corner of the paper ( which as usual is Artspectrum Colourfix ) and here I using my fingers to blend the background and make a smooth surface to build up the layers....  I alternate between adding details to the kingfisher and adding background....this stops me smudging the work and...

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Reveal a creation video of my artwork with exciting "Artivive"

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Reveal a creation video of my artwork with exciting "Artivive"

I have created many artworks over the years but it has only been recently that we have been making videos that show how my detailed pastel artwork is undertaken. Many artists have found these of interest and I also have a Facebook Page revealing some of my techniques.  I have now discovered another way to show off my creation videos using the Artivive app. Why not download the app now and try on this photo? Just make sure it fills your screen.......  Isn't that amazing technology? You can also find this delightful robin for sale HERE.... I hope to produce a few...

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You can have a glimpse of my Just Real Art exhibition on YouTube!

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You can have a glimpse of my Just Real Art exhibition on YouTube!

We have completed the set up of my artworks, giclee prints and greetings card in the delightful Old Stables Gallery and this is a short video my wife Cath took yesterday afternoon.  Hope you find it of interest and that you will have a chance to come to Herefordshire to not only see my detailed pastel artwork but also to enjoy Leominster and the surrounding stunning countryside. Remember it is on for all of December excluding Sundays and bank holidays.....

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