Speed Painting: Grey Arabian Horse in Pastel

A time lapse film of my painting of Justin, a grey Arabian gelding.

I made it using pastel sticks and pastel pencils on sanded paper. the painting is about 12×16″.

I hope you enjoy watching…

To answer the FAQs that I usually get: This painting took about 16 hours work in total. I took my own photos of Justin to use as references. I don’t use water or any fluids.

The background and some of the underpainting is done using pastel sticks – Rembrandt, Caran d’Ache and Faber Castell.

The rest of the work is done with pastel pencils, Caran d’Ache, Stabilo and Faber Castell.

The stick you can see some of the time is a Mahl stick, as used by signwriters. It’s just to lean my hand on without smudging the work.

I do sell my work and take portrait commissions in the UK (it’s my living, so please don’t ask for freebies!), more about that on my website linked in my profile for anyone interested – https://www.portra.co.uk .

I make these videos from time to time because people seem to enjoy watching the process.

Hope you do too… happy viewing!


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