Exploring Pastels

Gillian has been a professional artist for the past 6 years. Having graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1993, she job-hopped through the design industry before starting her own design business, however the lure of the paint was too much and she now teaches & paints full time in her Ayrshire studio. Her love of colour, texture, buttery oils & new love of pastels is evident in her work which she exhibits in galleries throughout Scotland.

DAY 1: Soft pastels in oil painting style.
Working on Clairefontaine Pastelmat we’ll paint a small sky-scape to get familiar with the materials and in the afternoon a larger landscape or seascape of your choosing.
DAY 2: Taking pastels to the next stage – texture.
Working on MDF and using texture paste, gouache or watercolour, then pastels on top.