Last week I demonstrated pastel sketching to the Revel WI, in a village near my own.
They were a very lively, appreciative group, who enjoyed hearing about how I work
and watching the pastel sketch growing on the paper.
They asked plenty of searching questions!
I had watched groups of Whooper Swans at Welney Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in
the previous autumn, and was struck by the white wind turbines rotating in the
background, with white swans flying in front, and decided this would make a good
"story" for a picture in a watery landscape.
I had prepared a colour sketch of my original idea, and some studies of the swans
During the evening I was able to sketch it out and work out some of my ideas,
but I am planning to try out the work as a paper cut at a future date.