Connect with pastels

Spring always calls pastel shades to mind, but what is it that makes the vernal season synonymous with the lighter and brighter end of the spectrum? We looked at looked at some work made by Winsor and Newton users to find out.

Dahlia Flower by Stevo

In this work you can see how a pastel shade of one colour combined with stronger elements of colour can create the effect of light and an almost hyperrealistic effect. Using varying strengths of the same shade with warming additions of red and orange creates a strong feeling of sunlight and spring.

Dahlia Flower by Stevo
Dahlia Flower by Stevo

 

Amish Sunday by Rose

This work conjures up the atmosphere of a warm afternoon, with both autumnal tones and pastels heightening the warmth of the sun and the blossoming tree.

Amish Sunday by Rose
Amish Sunday by Rose

 

Twist and Turn by Munleen

The pastels in this work really offset the stronger, bright colours, creating different moods for each panel. The contrasts within each section of the painting give the impression that the dancer is turning before our eyes.

Twist and Turn by Munleen
Twist and Turn by Munleen

 

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