Tuesday 16 December 2014

Perfect pastels by Driffield Art Club 

I think my car knows its own way to the East Coast of Yorkshire! 

I’m there often painting and drawing and finding inspiration wherever I look along the cliffs and coves along this beautiful stretch of coastline. A slight deviation on one of my visits this time.

On Saturday 1 November I was delighted to teach a full class of keen and eager  Driffield Art club students pastel techniques for seascapes. Fantastic, especially since the coast is so close!

It was great to see familiar faces and meet new ones too. Brian Mellonby took the reigns and organised things so a big thank you there to Brian for doing so.

A big thanks to everyone who took part as well. Your paintings were exceptional and from a tutors point of view inspiring others is what it’s all about so you discover new creative perspectives with your art.  

It was great to teach lots of different pastels techniques as well to show how expressive pastels are, especially on the Canson Mi-Tientes 'touch' paper which was the chosen support for most which I brought along with me for members to work on during the workshop. 

It gave me a real extra buzz to see everyone’s superb paintings in a mini exhibition right at the end of the workshop for my final assessment. 

Seascapes really work wonders for Driffield Art Club. Superb results as you can see! 

I look forward to seeing you all again in 2015. 

Oh and by the way, thanks again for the local fish and chips...delightful!

For further information about Driffield Art club and to see examples of their high standard of work visit

A superb website which reflects the high standard of work in this excellent art club.

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