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Monday, November 26, 2012

Soft Pastel on Sandpaper Workshop

Last weekend, I presented a 2-day workshop for members of the Rayside Balfour Whitewater Lake Brush and Palette Art Club. During the workshop, I demonstrated the techniques that I use for creating my pastel portraits with sandpaper as the support. Judging from their facial expression, I presume they were quite happy with their results.

Soft Pastel Techniques on Sandpaper Workshop by Colette Theriault Pet Portrait Artist

 I was told that the participants enjoyed themselves so much that they requested I return early next year to teach them how to work pastel on suede and velour papers! I am delighted that my workshops encourage other artists to give pastel a try.... and it seems I have many of them hooked on the medium and thirsty to learn more about this versatile and enduring medium.

Keep on Painting!



  1. My Mom always taught me that "jealousy" is ugly...Well, I really feel ugly right now! I would have done anything to join in this workshop. You live a "bit" far from me but if you ever do a video, please let me know!!!

  2. I'll take that as an extreme compliment Hilda! Maybe one day I'll have time to make a video or podcast/online virtual workshop! Now, that's an idea!!