I know i should have been cleaning up builder dust, but i mentioned that i needed to ‘do homework’ & suddenly I had a couple fo hours to play at being Joan Eardley. Fascinating studying her pastel works & looking closely at her mark making. These were all made with Sennelier pastels ( fun but sooo messy – the kitchen was covered with a glorious riot of mutilcoloured dust! These were fun – making coloured scribbles, spreading it with fingers, wiping some off with kitchen paper, adding more marks. I love her work…what energy she gets into her paintings! I’ll do more over the next few weeks to look deeper into her work

I know i should have been cleaning up builder dust, but i mentioned that i needed to ‘do homework’ & suddenly I had a couple fo hours to play at being Joan Eardley. Fascinating studying her pastel works & looking closely at her mark making. These were all made with Sennelier pastels ( fun but sooo messy – the kitchen was covered with a glorious riot of mutilcoloured dust! These were fun – making coloured scribbles, spreading it with fingers, wiping some off with kitchen paper, adding more marks. I love her work…what energy she gets into her paintings! I’ll do more over the next few weeks to look deeper into her work

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April 2, 2024

3 Comments

  1. Louise Balaam

    A lovely group of works John & your enjoyment of using pastel really comes through! It is such fun to use, close to using pure pigment. Sennelier are lovely & buttery, I also like Unison (handmade in Northumberland, fantastic subtle colour range)… Glad the idea of doing homework got you started, sometimes we need a reason to give ourselves permission to play…

  2. Rachel O’M

    I am really enjoying Joan Eardley’s work as well, these are great.

  3. Caroline Harrison

    I like how you use colour and the mark making with the black is really effective. I really am taken with the bottom right painting, it has a feeling of winter and the pond is full of life and colour.

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