Weekend Art Challenge – Pastel Colours

Welcome to our latest challenge where we asked our students to complete a piece of artwork using pastel colours. Students could choose any subject and any medium. We received some really lovely ideas and creative artwork this week.

Our featured image is by student Alice Nightingale, completed using watercolour and gouache. We absolutely love it, so crisp, bright and fresh. Congratulations to all of the students who took part this week – keep up the great work!

We hope that everyone enjoyed this challenge. Stay tuned for a new Weekend Art Challenge posted here tomorrow.

An abandoned box of soft pastel-coloured wools ‘n’ some chunky needles. I didn’t get far with learning to knit, did I?
Quick fun with Crayola metallic pencils on cartridge paper.
Julie Smalley
A pastel calico cat
Patti-Ann McNeill
My interpretation of Claude Monet’s Lady with a parasol. Oil pastels on paper.
Shankar N Kashyap
Pastel colours.
For this challenge I painted the balloons with white paint then added the watercolour pencils mixed it all with water to get a light pastel colour. The background is black, white and silver children’s paint. Once dry I used chalk pastels and did a brick wall rubbing. String was added for the final look.
Nina Phillips
A portrait using pastel colours
Latha Bhaduri Prabakar
Pastel… Indian ocean, Western Australia, Almost light enough for pastel (colour) Pastels and pencil.
Serena Gausel
This I found a challenge as to what to draw – apart from cupcakes!
Rosalind Spilling
Pastel colours. I really enjoyed this challenge, makes for a great colour palette! Watercolour and gouache
Alice Nightingale

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