Soft Pastel (bargain pack from Lidl!) on ingres paper
I had a ball in Lidl last week as they had artists’ materials on special offer. I managed to pick up a desk easel (FSC wood) for less than a tenner, and it’s perfectly good quality and a nice simple design. I also bought these pastels, which are a bit gritty to use, but perfectly OK for practising. This is a study for a painting which is currently on the easel, background painted, composition sketched in oil pastel, and ready to paint.