Jackson’s judging panel had a really hard time deciding the winner of a 36 Piece Soft Pastel Beach Set by Michelle Lucking (worth £107!) but ultimately the chosen entry showed a combination of skill, composition and ability to capture light and intrigue.
Title: ‘Early One Morning’
Artist: Kathy Dolan
Medium: Soft pastel on Uart paper, 9×11
We had so many amazing entries that we wanted to share a few which were really close runners-up!
Title: ‘Sunrise Over Sable’
Artist: Joan Larson
Medium: Soft pastel on La Carte paper, 24 x 18″
‘Artworks features a sunrise over the sandy shores of Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada’
Title: ‘Walk This Way’
Artist: Kim Martin
Medium: 8″ x 18″ on Pastelmat . Unison and Carandache pastels
Title: ‘Sunset at the Riverside’
Artist: Irina Orlova
Medium: Soft pastel painting on Pastelmat paper 12” x 16” (30 x 40 cm) unframed
‘Inspired by fantastic hot summer sunset at the riverside near Moscow.’
Title: ‘Altnahinch Dam, Northern Ireland’
Artist: Julie Mayo
Medium: Soft pastel and pastel pencil on Pastelmat board. 13in x 9in.
This is Altnahinch Dam in Northern Ireland.
If you would like to know more about artist Michelle Lucking and the creation of the Beach Soft Pastel Set by Unison, see our previous interview here
Our final competition of 2016 will be launching on 1st December and we will be looking for a festive image for our Christmas email newsletter!