"Waiting for Johnnie"

This painting is called “Waiting for Johnnie”.
I use pastels and I fell in love with the 1920’s ladies, so decided to do a series of them, and using the black and white pastels.

Using black and white pastels have certainly made me have numerous more trips to the art store than usual. When painting in colour, you may only use one or two different colours at a time, and the pastels last for a long time. BUT using black and white is a different story.

I paint with pastels and pencils but I also use my fingers alot for blending. I have seen different pastel artists that dont blend the pastels, but I cant imagine working that way, it just doesnt feel finished.