Wildlife in pastels

Last Friday more than 30 members and visitors of the Halifax Art Society enjoyed an outstanding demonstration by Catherine Inglis on the subject of ‘Animals in soft pastel’.

Catherine had obtained a detailed photo of a bird of prey and worked on sandpaper. She put dark colours in first, pushed the pastels of the background in with her hand and rested the little finger on the paper when drawing details to steady her hand. Catherine constantly explained each step of her work and an unbelievable image emerged in front of the amazed audience.


Fruit and veg

The ‘Fruit and Veg’ Workshop at the Friday meeting of the Halifax Art Society was run by Carol Pope.

As well as providing some beautiful fruit and vegetables for us to draw and paint, Carol showed us some lovely examples of her own work to inspire us.

Some excellent work was done, in many different styles, and we were, of course, able to eat the subjects of our artwork afterwards!