Spring into action!
Finally I got to finish this demonstration piece of 'Spring light - Upper Wharefedale, the Yorkshire Dales' created for Selby Art Society one fine evening on 2 June 2014 on Clairefontaine pastel mat done! Such is the busy life of a professional artist!
I was introduced to Clairefontaine pastel mat by Richard Hope-Hawkins
Managing Director of the SAA (Society of All Artists) on the same day I was invited to go to SAA in Newark to be filmed demonstrating pastel techniques.
I've used the pastel mat ever since and think it is absolutely great. it suits my expressive and impressionistic style perfectly!
The filming day with the SAA was a lot of fun. Here I am demonstrating for you all...
OK, I admit, I wasn't demonstrating a landscape Dales painting but you get the picture...or rather Headrow Gallery in Leeds did once the painting was completed!