Plein air mini challenge with soft pastel

The order I painted these: top left, top right, bottom left, bottom rightMy main goal with buying a few soft pastel supplies was to get outdoors to paint more. Ultimately I want to be painting more outdoors in oils, but the setup is more involved than soft pastels and there's not always time for that… Continue reading Plein air mini challenge with soft pastel

Trying out soft pastels

"Distant Light", 6x8 pastel on paperI definitely was not looking for another painting medium to buy. But several oil painters I admire talk about how much soft pastels hooked them when they tried them out, and my curiosity got the better of me.I do see why they enjoy them! I like that I can put… Continue reading Trying out soft pastels