Friday, 29 January 2010

I'm twittering.....!

I'm trying it...twitter twitter. Here goes...
http://twitter.com/thepastelartist

Monday, 25 January 2010


Fern - Boxer dog pastel portrait
Just finished and delivered as a suprise birthday present. Boxer's are always a treat to draw, they have such beautiful faces.

Saturday, 23 January 2010



Olive has been on my easel this week and has progressed to a fairly finished stage. It was a lovely photo to work from . Just a few whiskers to add and the odd mark to rub out. She'll be ready to pick up on Monday, framed and ready to hang

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


Nina Squire - Pastel portraits - Work in progress.....

Last night I demonstrated my pastel painting for an art group in Dorset. This very handsome black Labrador, Marmite, lives in Appledore with Emily and James. I knew this pose would work well as a demonstration, people love finding out how to create black with pastels without it being just black. The sheep worked well as a pastel portrait demonstration to explain animal fur and how to best create it in pastels. They'll both be finished and displayed for Dorset Art Weeks.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Just finished this beautiful pastel portrait, some horses are just a treat to draw!

From Recent upload
Spring 2010 Pastel Workshops - 10 Week Course - Nina Squire
28 th Jan, 4 th Feb, 11 th Feb, 18th Feb

Half Term

25 th Feb, 4 th Mar, 11 th Mar, 18 th Mar, 25 th and 1st April


Ring to discuss the course content and to book your place - 01258 458803

The 10 week course is £185.00 or 5 Week Introduction 125.00

Individual sessions can be booked for £27 each, book more than 4 sessions and they are £25.00 each

See http://www.thepastelartist.co.uk/workshops.htm for more information
A new slide show facility on my website!
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