Fearless Friday, Pastel Boat

A little fun with pastels today…

I am not a professional with pastels

and know very little about this medium,

but I do know they are lots of fun to play with

and from the first stroke you achieve instant color gratification

I photo inspiration pictures and make a collage

that I can print out and keep on my easel

for reference as I paint

This acrylic painting, “Catching the Light” by Brian Cameron was my model

I drew the outline of the boat shape with a pastel pencil

and immediately began to add color

It is important to use pastels in a well ventilated area

as they are messy and produce a lot of dust

that is unhealthy to inhale

You should use a paper blender stick, a piece of cloth, or pastel blending pads,

and not your fingers to blend them for safety

“Pastel Boat” 9″ x 12″ on toned pastel paper

Just a quick, fun sketch, with bright happy colors!

Try something new and Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creative Crafts

Creatively Crafty Thursday Favorite Things   

Friday with Friends

26 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Pastel Boat”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    Such a lovely way to enjoy your day. Setting-up on the beach house porch with your great view equates to a lot of fun I’m sure. I can see you sitting there while your pastel boat so easily appears on the canvas. You have such a wonderful gift Jenna, thanks for sharing it! Happy weekend……

  2. That’s a lovely pastel boat, you are truly talented. And I really enjoy the view from your porch.

  3. Oh, I love the boat! So summery, bittersweet at this time of year as the seasons change.

  4. Kari says:

    Jenna, what a beautiful pastel of he boat…I want to go sit in it on a lazy summer early fall day.
    Hugs, Kari

  5. What a view, Jenna. Love your pastel. It reminds me of the East Coast. Have a great weekend.

  6. Very interesting on your warnings for pastels. As a kid and young student, Pastels were my chosen medium—I remember saving my pennies to go up and buy one stick of an expensive color—at the local art store. I do remember using spray fixative in between workings and how brilliant the colors would become, and how fun it was to work over and over again. Great tutorial—and I guess it is a miracle to survive all the poisonings we went through as kids from the 50’s. Grins!

    • Thank you Sandi, I think pastels are one of the easiest yet one of the hardest art mediums, if that makes any sense! I need to experiment with spray fixative more, as I said my knowledge is limited, so thanks for mentioning that…

  7. Jenna, I am loving the pastel boat. Your porch is the perfect place to work your magic! Happy Friday!

  8. The beautiful peaceful side of the coast. We aren’t all just hurricanes!

  9. lghiggins says:

    Amazing to watch the boat develop, and I love the shades of blue. Have a great weekend.

  10. pattyanneart says:

    Love watching your pastel boat come to life. Beautiful!

  11. Ricki Treleaven says:

    I love your pastel drawing, Jenna. I have never tried them! I like the inspiration, and yours looks fantastic. Enjoy your weekend!

  12. I really haven’t worked with pastels much and after seeing that Heidi Marshall art this summer, I think I need to. This is really fantastic. I hope it goes into Studio 6! The colors are fabulous!

  13. Mary says:

    This floats my boat Jenna! 🙂 Love seeing your creations come to life!

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