View Full Version : Street Musicians in Pastel

09-18-2013, 07:44 AM

I have used soft pastels and pastel pencils on pastel mat to create this 14"x18" painting. This is a scene from the Thames, London where street musicians can be seen in every corner....
I started using pastels about six months ago and I am totally in love with them! Any critiques are welcome.

09-18-2013, 09:58 AM
Well done. Bill

09-18-2013, 12:36 PM
Wow! With only 6 months experience, you have handled a very complex scene very well!


water girl
09-18-2013, 01:26 PM
Nice job! A painting that tells a story is always something special.

09-18-2013, 11:21 PM
This is outstanding. If I may, one suggestion, check left side of face of drummer. His left eye seems just a tad too high and the area to the left of the mouth could perhaps be a little fuller. I am very jealous that you are relatively new to pastels and produce such a great painting. I have been doing it on and off for a few years and now attending weekly classes and no where near your talent. Pam:wave:

09-19-2013, 09:56 AM
I think your color choices echo the music these guys are playing. Both sing. Nice job.