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May 22, 2015

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Must Play with Pastels More Often

Flowers In Blue Vase. In pastels.
A few years back I did this pastel drawing on newsprint paper of some yellow flowers in a blue vase with doodled sort of design on it.

I remember being very pleased with it when I finished it. It was so much fun to make, I sincerely don’t know why I haven’t done more of this type of simple sketching with pastels. I’ve done many monochromatic warm-up sketches with pastels since, but not much quite the way I worked on this one.

Recently, I came across it whilst flipping through many of my sketchbooks looking for material for blogging. It was unexpected just how much this one made me want to play with my pastels. Then I looked around and a longing to play with all my art supplies on a much more epic scale hit me.

In so many ways it’s a relief to be making this Bent Realm Studios, the art and the writing into my full-time gig. It’s something I’ve longed to do for what seems an eternity. Life is not allowed to get in my way on this anymore. Because I forbid it.

Later today I had better get to break out my pastels and play with them.
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Custom art makes excellent Mother's Day gifts, you can request a pastel drawing like this one (or something else in a different medium). Fill out the form for requesting a commission on the contact page. A pastel drawing like this one, approximately 11 in. x 17 in, would run about $25 plus shipping & handling. See the services page for more info on some other mediums, genres and subject matter I enjoy working on.

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