Another inspirational online pastel session with Rebecca

Painting by Rebecca de Mendonça, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Our heartfelt thanks once again to Rebecca de Mendonça for a lovely online session last Thursday on the art of pastel painting. More than 150 people participated, many of them trying pastels for the first time.

Here are a few comments from participants:

Thank you for the fantastic and very informative lesson. I hope to join you again.

A big thank you to you & Rebecca for today’s workshop. Really informative.

The street scene looked so complicated, but Rebecca made me feel it was doable, so I’m really looking forward to having a go tomorrow, watching the recording. Having this will be so helpful, to pause, go back etc. I hope you get lots of donations.

I found it fascinating watching the picture build up and learned a lot, particularly about leaving stuff out & not following colours too slavishly.

I don’t normally work in this medium, but I really enjoyed the session. I so enjoyed it today and hope one day to actually see you in your beautiful home.

Fascinating, and a technique I hadn’t seen before.  I must get out my very underused set of pastels straight away.

Thank you – this has been fascinating & encouraging.

The subject was an Oxford (England) street scene. That’s Rebecca’s demonstration above and below is a montage of a few of the paintings sent in by participants at the end of the session. I am afraid I haven’t room for all of them, but many thanks to those who sent them in.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.

So that you can see them a little larger, I made one of those fun, 30-second Facebook slideshows with these images. You can see it by clicking here.

Rebecca’s next online, interactive pastel session will be on Thursday 19 September. The topic will be ‘A wintry scene with figures’. You can register for this online workshop by clicking here

But why not also try the ‘real’ thing and join Rebecca for her week-long course in pastels at the Watermill next year. We would love to welcome you here.

Painting by Rebecca de Mendonça, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy
Rebecca’s lovely pastel of the view down the Valley of the river Rosaro towards Posara.
The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.

Rebecca de Mendonça  

Saturday 26 June to Saturday 3 July 2021 

Pastels and mixed media

To learn more about Rebecca and her week at the Watermill, please click here

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