Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pastels

Lately I've revisited soft pastels, they can range from chalk-like to smoothly milled, almost like powder in a stick. Unlike oil pastels they don't glide on the paper so you need a paper with some tooth, a texture. You can buy sanded paper (which is what I've used here) or make your own textures by adding sand to gesso or buying special textured gesso to prepare the paper. Another look at local area, Spruce Creek:

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