On the Beach – Pastel step-by-step

Wanting to cut loose and paint a slightly abstract pastel I bought this fab uncluttered and stark beach scene.

Stark, high-key yet poetic - this is the image for me!
Stark, high-key yet poetic – this is the image for me!

Do you like it? It’s all soft sand and blowy sky with that rock and some seaweed as accents. A place where you can step out of the world for a while and merge with the sea and sky with sand under your feet.

I am using my Unison pastels and Canson cream pastel paper.

beach 1

Please click on each image to bring it up nice and big.

Building colour strength and forms
Building colour strength and forms

I have more work to go and to be honest am just feeling my way with this as pastel is not my medium usually…watch this space…but this is where I am with it now. I am hopeful and full of expectation – thinking about it in my head as to how I will proceed to give it more richness and depth with the odd kick of light and reflection where it needs it:)

This is where I will stop painting for now...
This is where I will stop painting for now…
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