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Girl with Cat

This is a pastel portrait of my 11 year old granddaughter Ellie. She has just been to stay with me for a week and I took the opportunity to create this portrait in pastels. I drew her holding my cat … Continue reading

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Sunrise at Las Negras

We have been fortunate to have had some spectacular sunrises at Las Negras during the last couple of weeks. The sun rising over the Mediterranean is a beautiful sight and the little fishing boats on the beach add to the … Continue reading

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Monsul Beach

This is one of my favourite beaches in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain. Playa Monsul has featured in many movies including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. September is a great time of year to capture … Continue reading

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Hiedra

I love belly dancing and used to perform occasionally in public myself and I still dance for my own pleasure. I was delighted when Hiedra, a belly dancer of Berber origins who lives in southern Spain, came to my village, … Continue reading

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Before the Class

I enjoyed drawing this romantic study in pastel of Irina tying on her ballet shoes before her dance practice. I hope it gives you pleasure too. Sennelier artist’s soft pastels on Sennelier pastel card. The image size is 500mm x 325mm. The original … Continue reading

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Odette

After painting only watercolours during the last couple of months, I needed a change and wanted to return to figurative art and the medium of pastel. I particularly enjoy drawing ballet dancers and my favourite ballet is Swan Lake. This … Continue reading

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Lily

After the fair models, I have drawn lily in a kneeling pose. Her darker skin tones and black hair made a nice contrast. She has the perfect figure for an artist’s model and expressive eyes. See also http://paintingsofnudes.wordpress.com Pastel on card … Continue reading

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