Fearless Friday, Romanian Street in Pastel


Using different types of art mediums is a great way to learn,

experiment, challenge yourself, or just have fun

When I’m on the coast, I love to play with pastels





Pastel is such a fun medium, it forces you to be bold and free

I have a set of 72 semi hard pastel sticks and a set of 48 pastel pencils

and a set of pan pastels in primary colors

They all behave in slightly different ways, so I often use parts of each set





I use a tabletop easel with a sheet of folded paper to catch the pastel dust

Pastels are fun but they are messy!





The photo I used for this painting is from Unsplash





After a simple line sketch to establish the composition

I put down blocks of color





Next I added windows and began filling in the buildings





Next came some work on the street





Then I used shades of green and blue to indicate the trees in the distance

and added white to soften the sky





Next roof shingles and details were added





To finish, I used a pastel pencil to add a few lines



“Romanian Street” 9″ x 12″ pastel on toned pastel paper


There are tons of free art tutorials on You Tube, here are some demonstrations I have watched that you might enjoy:

Alain Picard pastelist


Lindsay The Frugal Crafter


Creations CeeCee



Now is the perfect opportunity to get creative!

If you need art supplies, shop amazon,

their shipping times aren’t quite as fast as before the virus,

but they are still shipping most things fairly quickly

Be Fearless!


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16 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Romanian Street in Pastel”
  1. Good morning Jenna. The pastel of the Romanian street is so lovely. I always enjoy Fearless Friday! Happy Easter weekend!

  2. I may have to check out those videos. They look like fun. And I do love the street scene. That yellow building — the texture — really looks like stucco.

  3. lghiggins says:

    Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing the videos.

  4. Nancy says:

    Oh you are fearless… aren’t you? Beautiful my friend! And thanks for the tutorials on You Tube!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    I always find your tutorials so interesting for this non painter. Fun to see just how you work. Beautiful!

  6. Mary says:

    Beautiful Jenna and wonderful therapy in these crazy times! ♥

  7. Sandi Magle says:

    I love working in pastels, and this is the perfect medium for interpreting the photo…love the richness, and you captured the light!

    • Thank you Sandi! I find my pastel paintings are either a huge success or a hot mess 😂 I’ve been reading and watching videos trying to learn more about this fascinating medium…

  8. Allie Vane says:

    What a lovely pastel creation! It just exhudes happiness. Thanks for sharing!

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