Friday, 22 January 2016

211. Rachel's Mug

Schmincke soft pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat, 12" x 9.5"

Who knew that when I logged out of here on Christmas Day that I wouldn't be back for a month?! So, for the first time in years, I've reached Week 4 and not yet posted in Leslie Saeta's '30 in 30' - gasp!

I hope to be back to frequent posting now and I'm looking forward to being able to revisit and comment on the blogs of those of you who have them.

This morning I was with my friend Rachel who has the loveliest mugs - this one a Cath Kidston. I took my pastels with me and she brought hers down so we had great fun painting them!

I love the vibrancy and immediacy of pastels and the way you can get your hands right in there but I also love oils, acrylics, watercolours, pen and ink, graphite, etc. I love them all for different reasons. Do you have a favourite?


  1. Beautiful Sharon!!! Love the composition with the pastels!! Great to see you posting again, missed you. xxx

  2. Welcome back, Sharon!
    I love ink and watercolor best!

    1. Thank you Martine. That makes sense - you use it so well.