Pastel paintings by Avril E Jean, artist

May 28, 2018


  I’ve never managed to do roses that don’t look terrible before. This was pastel class today, the set up was an agreement between all of […]
May 21, 2018

Pastel class #4

I missed two classes, one due to illness and one due to workshops that I could only go to on a Monday – So I attended […]
April 30, 2018

Still life in pastel

I came into the class today to find I was supposed to be drawing this. Look, I don’t do still life often. Um, have I ever?…..huh.  […]
April 23, 2018

Time line of a pastel painting

Yo! I have completed my second pastel session.  The first is here. We had the same model and the same pose, but yesterday I chose to […]
April 16, 2018

Taking art classes – first session in pastels

I joined the Victorian Artist’s Society this year because why not. I’m having a break from technology work until I am ready to go back or […]
February 24, 2018

Customising Monster High School Dolls is my current obsession

Some time ago I was noodling around on Youtube and found an entirely new thing – customising dolls. I knew people had done it but I […]
March 13, 2016

Kata Tjuta/The Olgas looks like Homer Simpson Lying down

From the angle we watched the sunset over Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory, it was pointed out that the rock formation looked like Homer. It […]
December 30, 2015

The Ubiquitous 2015 Retrospective

I guess it’s inevitable so I will bow to it – what’s my year been like, art-wise?. What skills, highs, and lows, has this year brought […]
March 25, 2015

Storm clouds over wheat field – pastel

I took some photos from the car window when I was out and about near the Grampians over the christmas break. There were wheat fields everywhere, […]