Saturday, March 3, 2012

Speed Painting - Palomino in pastel by Mary Herbert

http://www.portra.co.uk/ - A time lapse film of my painting 'Caution to the Wind', of a palomino stallion. I made it using Caran d'Ache pastel cubes and pastel pencils on Clairefontaine Pastel-mat paper. the painting is about 12x16". I hope you enjoy watching... To answer the FAQs that I usually get: This painting took about 12 hours work in total. I took my own photos of the horse to use as references. I don't use water or any fluids. The background and some of the under-painting is done using hard pastel sticks - Caran d'Ache 'Cubes'. The rest of the work is done with their pastel pencils. The stick you can see some of the time is a Mahl stick, as used by sign-writers. It's just to lean my hand on without smudging the work. I do sell my work and take portrait commissions in the UK (it's my living, so please don't ask for freebies!), more about that on my website linked in my profile for anyone interested. I make these videos from time to time because people seem to enjoy watching the process. Hope you do too... happy viewing!