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12 Month Still Life with Cathy Pearce

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  1. Introduction

  2. Month 1
    Breaking your pastels in half
  3. Mark Making
  4. Month 2
    Dexterity and handling
  5. Month 3 - Pottery
  6. Materials Needed
  7. Exercise 1 and 2
  8. Exercise 3 and 4
  9. Month 4 - Flowers
    Materials Needed
  10. Exercise 1
  11. Exercise 2
  12. Exercise 3
  13. Month 5 - Painting Glass
    Materials Needed
  14. Month 6 - Reflections
  15. Guide
  16. Demo
  17. Month 7 - In The Garden
  18. Video
  19. Month 8 - Sketching With Pastels In The Garden
    Video and Guidance
  20. Month 9 - Choose a Favourite Item to Study
  21. Video
  22. Month 10 - Seasonal dried seed heads and a return to some expressive mark making
  23. Video
  24. Month 11 - Finding an Exciting Composition
  25. Video
  26. Month 12 - Christmas Baubles
  27. Video
Lesson 12 of 27
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Exercise 3

For the second part of this tutorial on flowers I have chosen these amazing multi headed miniature narcissus and again I shall concentrate on the flowers only to really study the characteristics of their petals and stems which are so different from the previous tulips.

In the video above I show you what makes Clairefontaine pastelmat paper one of my favourites for this subject. As it is also one of the most expensive pastel papers I recommend buying a single large sheet and cutting it into smaller pieces, it is much more economical than buying the pre cut packets. Use a small piece of approx A5 to have a play with your colours and marks before using for final work as you need to know how it behaves beforehand. Always test new papers in this way.

Watch the following video to inspire you to try out some bold daffodil marks.


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