Friday, July 24, 2009

Artwork From Pastel Workshop by Lesley Harrison

I have to say that Lesley Harrison is one of the nicest people you would want to meet. She is very generous and a great teacher. Her artwork is absolutely Excellent!

The workshop was three days long and it was in Placerville, CA. The first day we worked on techniques and started to do a kittens eye. The second and third day we worked on this adorable little kitten named "Lola".

Lola was done on Velour dry mount paper in a light gray color. We used soft pastels, hard pastels and some pastel pencils. I just loved working with the pastels on the Velour paper, it gives you such a soft look and yet it allows you to get the detail in as well.

I will definitely be doing more of my animals with Pastels on Velour. I had a great time and really liked Lesley's process to achieve the realism I love to get.

If you ever get a chance to take a Workshop from Lesley, I highly recommend it. She is a wonderful artist and a great teacher. She said she was going to be doing another workshop in Sutter Creek, CA in November. I'm sure the information regarding this upcoming workshop would be posted on her website. Here's the link:


  1. This is so lovely. Just as soft as it can be and detailed too. I love it.