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Pastels for beginners – join my Attic Studios class!

Pastels for beginners – join my Attic Studios class!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to use the same medium that Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Edouard Manet and one of my favourites, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec used? Pastels are easy to use, available in wide ranges of colours and one of the most direct ways of applying pigment to a paper or canvas. Hosted by Attic Studios,…

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The October 2017 Pastel Challenge!

The October 2017 Pastel Challenge!

It’s October and I am back to doing the annual pastel challenge! It means that, along with a group of other pastel artists and enthousiasts led by Gail Sibley, we challenge ourselves to paint with pastels every day of the month. Paint every day; easy, right? Well, not as easy as it sounds! Doing something every day builds routine, but finding…

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Of Owls and the October Pastel Challenge

Of Owls and the October Pastel Challenge

After not doing very much painting or anything artistic for oh, about 15 months, the challenge posed to me by fellow pastel artist Gail Sibley came at a perfect time. I was itching to get back to the easel, so to speak, and that was just the little nudge I needed. What was the challenge exactly? To put pastel to…

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Hello stranger, remember this place?

Hello stranger, remember this place?

It’s been so long since my last post, I am almost shy to start again. I feel like a stranger, lurking around on my own site! A few things happened since I was here last (that was last July, in case you were wondering). So this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down, and I’d…

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Exercise 1. Colour Wheel Exercises

Exercise 1.  Colour Wheel Exercises These exercises are designed to go along with Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 of the Art Basics series by Christel Mol Dellepoort, pastel artist. If you’d like to use them to teach from in a class room or group setting, please contact me for ready-to-print handouts of these exercises and the lesson plans. Below is an…

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Art Basics – Lesson 2. Tints, shades and tones.

Art Basics – Lesson 2. Tints, shades and tones.

So we’ve figured out the basics about the colour wheel, right? Well, partly so. We’ve discussed primary, secondary and tertiary colours in Art Basics – Lesson 1, but the world is made up of a lot more than just those 12 colours. Reports vary, but the general consensus is that the human eye can distinguish over 7 million different colours!…

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Art Basics – Lesson 1. The Colour Wheel

Art Basics – Lesson 1. The Colour Wheel

So you want to be an artist, eh? 😉 Because we don’t live in a black-and-white world, let’s start with getting an understanding of how colours work together and how a tool most artists still use all the time, the colour wheel, came into existence. In 1666 Sir Isaac Newton was the first to develop the colour wheel. He saw…

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Christel Dellepoort wins 3rd prize again at Tri-Club Competition!

Christel Dellepoort wins 3rd prize again at Tri-Club Competition!

As a member of the Photography Club of Beaufort (PCoB), last week I, along with a good group of other photographers from our club (Brad the Man included!), participated in the annual Tri-Club Photography Competition. Clubs competing were the Camera Club of Hilton Head, Photography Club of Sun City and my ‘home club’, Photography Club of Beaufort. Competing is always a bit exciting, as you never…

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Pastel Artists Canada Online Juried Exhibition – December 2014

Pastel Artists Canada Online Juried Exhibition – December 2014

I am pleased to announce that my pastel painting, Skater Boys, was accepted into the 2nd Annual Online Pastel Artists Canada Member Juried Show. In total over 130 entries were submitted from 55 members, so the competition was very high. The calibre of work accepted by our juror, Susan Ogilvie, was exceptional.  The exhibition will be posted on the PastelArtists.CA website…

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