A commissioned portrait came to Ryn Shell to paint a gift for a husband who had missed out on spending Christmas with his wife and children. Work circumstances caused them each to spend Christmas with the children but not together as a family, as they would have wished. It was a treat to be able to paint the portrait of them together, as they wished to be, as a family on Christmas Day.
The Portrait in Pastel Pencils
I prefer impressionist-style oil paintings for my own family portraits, but understood that my many portrait commissioning clients preferred the subtly and detail I achieved with pastel pencils For realism in portraiture the pastel pencil medium is ideal. Please tone, I am striving to pass on my knowledge in art to others, thee days, and that doesn't allow me the time to paint portrait commissions.
For those who have not begun working in pastels, my advice is DO NOT DO IT, or, if you do, be extremely careful not to inhale dust—easier said than achieved. Beware, pigmented dust is poisoning, and the binder, being a fine fine talc, and closely related to asbestos, is also hazardous. dust and pigments.
Pastels should only be worked with if you have a dust extractor in the area where you are working and a safe disposal system for the dust. Definitely, don't work with pastel medium in a home environment where you have children breathing the pastel dust contaminated air. If you go to an art workshop and other artists are using pastels or dusty mediums is an unwise manner, creating dust on their paintings and blowing that off into the air, stand up and walk out. Then phone the organizers and tell them why.
There is no place for shyness or fear of making a fuss when it comes to health and safety. Our stressing hat artists should work safely will save lives. Yes, all those 'self-taught' artists with a fool for a teacher are frequently putting their lives at risk. You don't use any art material before learning all that you can about what you are working with. I'll talk more about this topic in future blogs and my short, FREE, art demonstration videos and the full-length art tutorials available at my, A Brush with Nature Studio
The Deep Love of Parents
Ruth Randall's novel "A Judgement in Stone," opens with this line.
"Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write."
In open mystery novel, the reader knows who the murderer is, from the beginning; the mystery is why, and how, they did it, and if they will be caught.
In The Stolen Years series of novels, the reader has a view of who commits many of the crimes. There is plenty of suspense while no one else suspects who the murderer is.
The Stolen Years Series
From an Australian bestselling author comes mystery thriller of determination to find one's place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart.
Psychological thrillers often deal with characters who have post traumatic stress disorder often caused by a mysterious suspenseful situation as happens within The Stolen Years Series of novels by Ryn Shell.
Noir or hardboiled, often detective fiction is a genre of crime novels featuring detectives or private detectives who see the dark, edgy side of life. As in The Stoles Years, Ryn Shell is writing of a dark side of Australian history these novels fit the rural noir sub-genre. These novels by Ryn Shell are lightened, to make the reading enjoyable, by the family saga story of resilience and love.
Historical mystery genres are often crossed with other genres. Ryn Shell has always combined two or more genres or sub-genre in the telling of the complex stories in her books. Her characters come to life in her head while she writes them and demand more.
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