Soft pastel on paper 10″ x 10″

I am using primary colours in this part of my series of Beyond the Surface  paintings, but now with the addition of either white or black pastel .

The base of each work is identical, then I used white pastel (or black as below) to enhace the painting

On completion I used the painting below and altered it using ‘Paint’ and  ‘Photo Shop’ to create several new images,

I use this method in many of my works

(- one of which is VII below, which is from one of the  layered images I made.)


Part of a series of drawings and paintings inspired by bubbles. I arrived at this stage after photographing many bubbles in various locations, using photoshop to edit before cropping and transfering into charcoal sketches, from here I cropped again for a pastel sketch, which I cropped finally for this artwork.

I enjoy working with soft pastels, messy, but fun. I don’t use them often but intend to do more with them this year.