Archive - On paper
Charcoal, pastels & oil
I love the immediacy of working with pure pigment and soft pastels in particular: layering, smudging, moving. There's a physicality to working with any medium, but because pastels can be applied directly to paper without the intermediary of a brush, gesture becomes colour, easel becomes floor.
Some of my best pastel work has literally been done lying down, my eyes tracking the pastel's journey as it leaves its trail across a sheet of 400gsm A2...