The first Australian Pastel Expo will be held at Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from 13 to 16 September 2018. See The event will include workshops, demonstrations, paint-outs, plein air sessions and Master Pastellist exhibitions.

I am hoping to attend as pastels are one of my favourite mediums to work in, particularly for pet and human¬† portraits. Here is an example of one of my pastel pieces which uses an acrylic underpainting. As they say “Come and Get Dusted!”