Monday, 16 February 2009

Augustus John

A mixed media - charcoal, pastel and pencil - drawn in Jan 1994.

Friday, 13 February 2009


Morse (John Thaw) had a most distinctive face and I was delighted with the way this pastel of him turned out when I attempted it in January 1995. I'm not sure now but it looks like a mixture of oil pastel and chalk pastel.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Head in Hands

Pastel January 1993 (9" x 9")
I had much admired this 1992 calendar picture by Nicola Burns wjen it hung in a colleague's office and he was kind enough to remember to give it to me when the year ended. I lost no time in copying it. Because her pastel strokes are so bold and the colours so exaggerated it was comparatively easy to attempt though I would not say it matched up to Nicola Burns' original.