MUSIC MEETS ART

in WORLD OF XPILAR3 months ago

Hi steemians....
Happy new month to ev'ryone...welcome to September💛💛

Today I come with a really passionate art piece I did a while ago which is titled "Music meets Art"...
It is one of saturated pastel painting that was done for an art exhibition held in Lagos,Nigeria in 2018. The work is a 28"X34" pastel painting on acid free paper which depicts a popular south African female musician who graced the exhibition.

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To achieve this painting,I got an acid free paper which is basically the best kind of paper for all chalk media in art. I soaked the paper in water and stretched in on a drawing board(the soaking helps thicken the paper and texturize the surface area better to interact with the chalk medium better).

I then proceeded to make my grid sketch using the Rule of Thirds and then I started blocking in my pastel chalk. I first blocked out my dark areas and then proceeded to fixing my midtones. I gently brushed the dark colours over the light ones to achieve this and for areas that required intricate details,I fixed the painting with a thin coat of varnish spray and waited for it to dry out. I went ahead to fuse in whatever details I was supposed to with pastel pencils.
The work was sold at the exhibition...

Enjoy!!!

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