Please can you give us more details on your technique, I would love to know how you achieve such beautiful details 😃

Hi Linda thank you for your comment - I use soft pastels (Unison Colour) to block in the shapes, then I work the details using pastel pencils (Faber Castell). Finally I go in with the soft pastels again for the very darks and the extreme highlights!! Hope that helps :)

Beautiful, Michele. Absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for giving me some tips on the use of pastels 😁

Truly lovely. A difficult plant to paint and you have done an exquisite job Michele.

You’re very welcome Linda!!

Thank you so much Carole - painting can really give you peace when things are a bit chaotic!!

Beautiful. The detailing is wonderful.

Reminds me of Georgia O Keefe paintings Michele truly beautiful.

Thank you Carole! I was certainly inspired when I saw her exhibition at the Tate Modern last year!!

fabulous ..wish I had a talent like this


Thank your tony!!

Stunning piece Michele!

Thank you all for your kind words and beautiful comments!!

Love it :)

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Michele Ashby

Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design Michele forged a successful career running her own business in the same subject for many years. She made the leap to follow her dream of becoming a full time artist 5 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Michele is a Master Pastellist and…

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