Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits

Soft Pastels: St Bartholomew’s – work in progress


St Barts_7_web So this is where I’m at after about 14 hours. Seems longer as I only get to work on it once a week and I took a break to complete the Pug drawing.

I’ve finally added the shrub in the foreground which I think has improved things quite a bit and have added a bit more movement across the whole piece. I still have a few more bits to work on before I add the final touches with the white (I found some lovely Schminke’s on sale and will use those for the final touches of black and white).


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

7 thoughts on “Soft Pastels: St Bartholomew’s – work in progress

  1. This is beautiful! Wonderful work on the highlights and play of the light. Great depth and perspective. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

    • Thank you for visiting! I really appreciate your comments. This is a real challenge for me – I haven’t working tonally before with pastel, but I’m enjoying the experience.

      • That’s the part that matters the most! When you loose the enjoyment, it can be seen in the work!

      • I’ve just made a quick visit to your blog – I love your dogs. The black and white photo you took of Maximus is wonderful. Even in b&w you can see how expressive his eyes are. I’ll come back and browse some more when it is not so late at night 🙂

  2. Wonderful…look forward to seeing it final.

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