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miniature pastel on paper 10cm x 10cm
A morning pastel of the grey kangaroos greeting the morning sun, from my art trip to Diggers Camp

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morning view, grey kangaroos, ocean, verandah, australia, plein air, diggers camp, pastel, miniature, maria paterson, northern nsw

Working in traditional mediums,pastels,oil,ceramics.Using these mediums I seek to express my surroundings by weaving a tapestry of colours through my work and seeking the abstract within.

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  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    A really charming little miniature Maria. I don’t know how you can get such great effects on this scale with pastel!

  • thanks Lynda, im glad you like it, I dont often do landscapes, but really enjoy them when I do, Id like to get out more often this year. I employ a few pastel pencils to help with the miniature size, but the harder square pastels put down good solid layers also. I have to be economic with what I put in thats for sure…!

    – maria paterson

  • Hilary Robinson
    Hilary Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    I’m very impressed with the detail you can put into a 4" square!

  • thankyou Hilary, Ive got to be feeling like it but the more you do the better you get:)

    – maria paterson

  • Ina Mar
    Ina Maralmost 3 years ago

    seems like a view from another world for me, here in Europe

  • I can imagine that Ina, Australia does have very unique environments. This particulary area is very untouched by man so nature at its best:)

    – maria paterson

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 3 years ago

    really so gorgeous Maria.

  • thankyou very much Virginia.:)

    – maria paterson

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaalmost 3 years ago

    wow Maria…you never cease to amaze…always wonderful perspectives and such beautiful colours…awesome!

  • thankyou tahnja, I really enjoyed sitting on that verandaah:)

    – maria paterson

  • John Fish
    John Fishalmost 3 years ago

    I love the glowing color this pastel has. it seems to shine from within

  • thankyou John, its allowing the pastel to sit on the surface so all the little particles shine:)

    – maria paterson

  • citywind
    citywindalmost 3 years ago

    right…..what do you use ..finger tips or just plain pastel ???looks real detailed….congrats

  • no fingers involved, theres no room for that. Just a set of pastel pencils and using the edges of your other sticks, got to feel where those edges are though:) thanks

    – maria paterson

  • jatro
    jatroalmost 3 years ago

    Love the perspective here and the shadow of trees is so sweet! Wonderful work, Maria!

  • thankyou so much jatro, it was a lovely place to be…

    – maria paterson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    OCTOBER 6th 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • thankyou so much Mary:)

    – maria paterson

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendalmost 3 years ago

    Love these from your holiday, so tranquil.

  • thanks cate, it was a lovely place

    – maria paterson

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