Critique – Pastel Pet Portrait

Critique – Pastel Pet Portrait

Can a critique help you improve your pet portraits? Obviously‌ ‌I’m‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌say‌ ‌YES‌ ‌-‌ ‌a ‌critique‌ of your pet portrait ‌can‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌improve‌ ‌because‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌an‌ ‌art‌ ‌tutor,‌ ‌both‌ ‌private‌ ‌tuition‌ ‌and‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌classes‌ ‌and‌ ‌more‌...
Intro To Pastel Workshop

Intro To Pastel Workshop

I can remember well what it was like to be a beginner to soft pastel and how confused I was by all the different materials on the market, which paper to use, which pastels and why I should use them and how to protect my work once complete. That is why I decided to...
First Soft Pastel Class 2018

First Soft Pastel Class 2018

First Soft Pastel Class 2018 What an exciting day! My new Pastel And Drawing Skills weekly class in Marchwood started.   I love teaching, I used to be a teacher in a special needs school and a private tutor.  For me, there is little that is more satisfying than...
Hampshire Open Studios 2018

Hampshire Open Studios 2018

Hampshire Open Studios 2018 Hampshire Open Studios 2018 is nearly upon us and I’m not ready!  But I have a plan so all is good!  This year I will be joined by two other artists Donna Mcghie and Jasmin Crockett.  So the line up is: Susan Kerrigan-Harris (me) with...
Chihuahua in Soft Pastel

Chihuahua in Soft Pastel

I was asked to paint a beautiful white chihuahua by the daughter of a friend for her boyfriends Christmas present.  Little Hugo was such a delight and I got to meet him in person which is quite rare as usually people send me photos to paint.  But his owner...
Photo to Painting

Photo to Painting

Now that I’m using velour paper for all my portraitsI wanted to transform another photo to painting.  I love the ethereal / soft effect that I can achieve with velour.  This is 2 years on from the previous portrait of my son and in a way, much more difficult to...