Tuesday, 18 May 2010


two works in progress (plus the inevitable cups of tea)

Way back at the beginning of May I had a pastel workshop with my regular artists, but realised this morning that due to so much dashing about I had not posted info about our day together here in Coltishall village hall. It seems (thank goodness for my routine) I had put the photos I had taken onto my hard drive Coltishall workshop folder, so it was easy to find them.

I took many brightly coloured subjects and one of our kind ladies brought some new interesting figures and pots. So here are a some photos of the subjects they all chose from - I loved them so much I wanted to join in and in fact took photos for use in my studio when I get the time:

dancer, pansies and lace - blue plate, orange and vase of flowers

floral portion of our mixed subjects for a pastel workshop.

The morning began a little different than most of my workshops, as we plunged straight into a full subject learning as we went. Here are some works in progress (as well as the photo at the top):

... and here are some floral works :

I could not get all the variety of work into this post, but must mention our young lady's work on the Venetian mask Maggie kindly brought in for us. It would also seem we got so involved I did not photo the finished work at the end of the day and I know there was a delightful study of the ballerina with flowers as well as the one above with the lamp . Naughty tutor!!
PS: I have had real trouble with this post - with uploading the images and now with this massive space before the comments and other details - it won't let me delete blank lines all the way down!!!! I've given up trying so keep going if you want to add a comment please!!
I've been in to get rid of the blank lines this morning, hurrah it worked today!!


Christiane Kingsley said...

Joan, thank you for sharing these workshop pictures with us. I especially like the floral work in progress, but what a great and colorful selection of subjects.

Robert A Vollrath said...

Haven't done pastels in ages. Always like the work shop posts.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Well done for finding my comments' link way down the page and taking the trouble to comment. We had lots of fun and there was such diverse work being produced. Mind you, the boot was laden down with all those subjects!!

lyn said...

Great blog, I like how you work in series. Thanks for your comment on Figures, I'm never sure if ai want to post full figure nudity. In this case the face didn't turn out that well but our model has great legs!
Continued success! good to stop by and see your work!

DJ said...

Lovely still life!
I know the workshop was fun for you...