The Pastel Portraits




Recently I’ve been experimenting with Sennelier extra soft pastels. For years I ignored this medium seeking to focus on simplicity, and value over colour. However, viewing the experimented works of Degas, I have explored a mixed media approach on rough surface textures with contrasting soft pastel and charcoal. I’m driven by illuminated artificial light. Warm and cool shadows.




Keith Palmer- May 2015