Love the hand Carolyn and the shadows and light are very effective in this.

Very effective Carolyn, not an easy thing to do but this is great. I've been using black paper today too but with no where near the same success as you.

This is stunning Carolyn. Hands are so tricky- but you’ve definitely got it right in this picture. Well done.

Thank you Val, I really like your black paper work. Don't knock yourself.

Thank you Christine. It was the shadow under the finger at the temple and around her right side that fixed me the most.

This is very effective and dramatic. Excellent. (I've never tried black paper, I'm inspired to give it a go.)

Thank you Lewis. I really enjoy playing with black paper. I'm sure that your illustrative skills would be well suited to it.

Hang on Studio Wall

White pastel on cheap black paper in sketch book. At size.

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Carolyn Parkinson

I am a retired Physical Eduction Teacher of 33 years. Having always regretted choosing to study Physics O' Level over Art, (and not having done any artwork since then apart from doodling during meetings!...) I decided on my retirement in August 2016 that it was time to start drawing and painting…

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