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Chalk Pastel Paintings in the Style of Canadian Artist Ted Harrison (Plus Made with Love Link-up)

Chalk Pastel Glue Paint Lines Style of Great Artist Ted Harrison

Back after a 10-hour road journey from the country-side in Rajasthan – my native place – I’m somewhat drained and feverish too. After all, the trip was quite hectic. In the span of four days, we were on the road for more than 20 hours – to and fro. But then, what an experience it was! I’ll share more on this, later. :-)

I was in no mood to get on the laptop, cook any more than just basic rice and dal or even take a nap. A scenario like this is my best excuse to indulge in some art!

So, with some black A4 sheets (card stock), a box of chalk pastels and glue paint – I was ready to explore an exciting art technique and bring it to you in this latest edition of ‘Made with Love’.

And hey, don’t forget to link up your creations at the end of this post.

This art technique is in the style of the great Canadian artist – Ted Harrison. I’d spotted this chalk pastel art on Pinterest (originally from this blog) sometime back and I instantly knew I’d have to try this along with Pari.

chalk pastels

Yes, it’s pretty do-able for kids. And very open-ended too.

I cleared up Pari’s art table and invited her over to try something new. But, guess what – she was in no mood for art. She wanted to go back to dancing to the different beats on the keyboard/synthesizer, which she’d been doing since morning.

I’d never have her do anything against her will. As such, nothing, I feel, should be a ‘have-to’. So, it’s okay…

Moreover, to tell you the truth, I was kind-of happy to have all this quiet time for some uninterrupted art for myself! It doesn’t come often, so might as well enjoy while it’s here…

First, I draw free-hand lines and sketches, squeezing the glue paint out from the cone liners, onto the black sheets.

paint glue lines landscape art

glue paint water and flowers art

paint glue lines mandala art

Once the glue paint lines are dry, the fun (but laborious) task of filling the spaces with chalk pastel begin…

pastel chalk glue paint lines landscape exploring the great artist Ted Harrison
When colouring this, in my head, I titled it – ‘Valley of Flowers‘ – after the gorgeous valley – by the same name – in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

chalk pastel glue line water blossoms

And when doing this, I was thinking of the Kelp plant that float under water with its long stems. The whole scene reminded me of a myriad lotus bathed in moon light. I liked the textures in this one. What do you think?

chalk pastel paint glue lines mandala universe

Our galactic system – how it might look like when illustrated as a Mandala – is how I wanted this painting to look like.

Some closer views:
chalk pastel glue lines in the style of Ted Harrison
chalk pastel landscape art projects
A different angle:
chalk pastel art
chalk pastel mandala art

And now, the entry that stood out to me from last month’s link-ups.

‘Made with Love’ Featured Entries:

crib upcycled to sofa

A crib repurposed into a sofa! I love the philosophy and acts of upcycling and giving new lives to old, dying things… :-) Check it out….

DIY bottle lamp

Another upcycled creation – a bottle lamp. Lovely!

Would you like to be featured here?

Or, on my co-hosts’ blogs at – Colours Dekor, Angelique Felix and Rainy Day Mum ?

Then, don’t forget to link up your own creations below. Show us what you made. Anything – that gave you creative satisfaction and made you feel light and destressed. Be it art, photography, food, poetry, pottery, gardening.

And yes, it doesn’t matter if you do not have a blog. You can link up something from your facebook album, pinterest, flickr etc – as long as it’s made by YOU. :-)


Talking about interesting art techniques, here are some we’d tried in the past:


{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Artchoo! September 11, 2012, 11:35 pm

    This is a wonderful project! I love your drawings- they’re very organic, and the chalk looks great on the black paper. And I must say, that curb-turned-sofa is so cool. Might have to try it.

    • Rashmie September 12, 2012, 7:25 pm

      Thank you @Artchoo! I’m sure I’m going to try more chalk pastel experiments :-)

  • Ann September 12, 2012, 7:11 am

    This is so beautiful!!! I really can’t wait to try this!

    Thanks for the link up : )

  • Rashmie September 12, 2012, 7:26 pm

    Thanks, Ann ! Don’t forget to link up your creative endeavours :-)

  • Roopa September 12, 2012, 7:35 pm

    Simply Woww! These look so beautiful :) Thanks for sharing.

    • Rashmie September 13, 2012, 7:53 pm

      Thank you, Roopa! Delighted to see you here after a long time :-)

  • Ashu September 13, 2012, 6:31 pm

    Rashmie…Beautiful creations with lovely names.

    • Rashmie September 13, 2012, 7:54 pm

      Thank you, Ashu dear :-) How sweet of you to say that you liked the names of the paintings. Means a lot to me….

  • Mansi September 13, 2012, 8:59 pm

    the effect is fabulous. Thank you for introducing this wonderful artist to us.

  • Patricia Torres October 1, 2012, 4:54 pm

    The colours are simply stunning!! Love how you make everything look so easy and pretty… Admire you… sometimes!! :)

  • Melissa @The Chocolate Muffin Tree October 7, 2012, 6:45 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing… I though yo may have used colored puffy paint at first. These remind me of silk paintings done in a very similar way.

  • Elle December 18, 2014, 3:27 am

    These paintings are great. What kind of paper did you use? What kind of paint/glue did you use for the art? If glue, was it mixed with paint or did you use puff paint?

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