Finished Painting

Finished Painting 10″ x 11″ on Fisher 400 paper

This demo as seen in ‘The Artist’ magazine April 2023 edition will take you step by step through creating a truly vibrant pastel. The aim here is to get you thinking about how light and shade affects any colour. In this case you will learn how to work with pinks and purples in particular to create convincing shadows.
And of course the bumblebee is a delight with the complementary yellow stripes and those shimmering wings.
As always with my Paint Along series, you’ll have my narration from start to finish giving you full guidance all the way.
Don’t worry if you don’t have exactly the same colours as me, try to substitute for something close. And the same goes for the paper. Feel free to use something other than Fisher 400.
I hope you enjoy this demo as much as I enjoyed painting it!

Bumblebee Tutorial – Part 1

Bumblebee Tutorial – Part 2

Bumblebee Tutorial – Part 3

Timelapse Video