Pastel 100: Sandra Willis
Congratulations to Sandra Willis, one of the winners in The Pastel Journal’s “Pastel 100” competition. Sandra won a selection of PanPastel Colors for her prize. She is based in Australia, and has been using PanPastel regularly. Including the paintings shown here.
She says: “PanPastel Colours are perfect for getting down large blocks of colour quickly without filling up the tooth of the paper. I just love the way the colours can be blended, and the coverage is excellent. I’ve been using PanPastel Colours mostly to do underpaintings for my pastel paintings, but I’m tending to get further and further into the paintings with the pans before I start using pastel sticks. Attached are some of the paintings which I did this way. The portrait of the man is about 40% PanPastel, while that of the dog is about 70%.”
Our latest Q&A is with New York City based artist Beverly Brown. We wanted to share her beautiful PanPastel paintings and to find out more about her creative process and why she uses PanPastel. Beverly used PanPastel Colors for all of the work shown below.
My grandfather was a painter, illustrator, and professor. I grew up sitting on his lap watching him draw. It fascinated me. I had an amazing (and patient, ha) art teacher in high school that nurtured my abilities and helped me create a portfolio that was awarded several scholarships to major art schools.
Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, USA and Italy. Trained as an oil painter, she now works primarily in Encaustic and mixed media. Lora teaches workshops in Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and is currently working on an E-course, due to be released this year. She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries.
Our latest Artist Q&A is with Canadian artist Amy Hetherington of Headspace Illustrations.
We have been following Amy’s work on Instagram, and love how she uses PanPastel for her beautifully delicate nature inspired illustrations. So we asked Amy to tell us more about her work, and how she uses PanPastel.