Sue Smith’s pastel demo

Last Friday, 23 of our members came in spite of the heat to enjoy Sue Smith’s demonstration ‘Animal Portrait in Pastels’.

We watched in wonder as a dog’s portrait emerged from the black ‘Wet&Dry Sanding Paper’ which Sue prefers. She used hard pastels first for the dark tones, then changed to soft pastels and later to pastel pencils. To give texture she drew tiny strokes in the direction the fur grows. The dog appeared in amazing depth.

Next session we will try working in pastels ourselves.