Tuesday, 27 July 2010


As promised another finished commission, this is Tess, once again in Pastel on Fisher paper
I have spent some time on the 'Kess' painting today (oils) and whilst that has now been left to dry, am attempting another acrylic, hoping that if I persevere I will eventually be able to paint!


sue said...

Lovely work Geraldine. This perspective is so easy to get wrong I think but you've made a great job of it.

Is the background all pastel or did you put a wash down? I'm not a 'painter' but on Fisher I have used watercolour washes to save time (and dust)

geraldine.boley@googlemail.com said...

Thanks Sue,
I was a bit worried about the perspective, but only had the one decent photo to work from so just went with it for the most part, and the background is all pastel. I'm not a painter either ;-) (although I am trying some wet media at he moment) and didn't realise you could use water colour on pastel paper, will definitely give it a go, to save time and also hopefully some of the mess! thanks for the tip.

Michelle Wrighton said...

Lovely portrait Geraldine, I think you've pulled off the perspective very well! If you use sanded papers like Art Spectrum Colourfix or Wallis you can also use acrylics under pastels as underpaintings as well as the background. I think acrylics are *so* much easier than watercolour:)

Jan said...

Good job, Geraldine. Acrylics aren't my thing but I'm sure you'll conquer them!

Lovely job on Tess, especially with that angle.

geraldine.boley@googlemail.com said...

Thank you for comments and advice Michelle and Thank you Jan.