Monday, December 9, 2013

Still Life - A Work in Progress

Since it is cold and snowing again today,  I did a little more work on the painting I started last Tuesday when I took my first of two workshops at KAGS with Margaret Tough in basic pastel.

It was a very informative class with a lot of information on the various types of chalk pastel, the different types of paper and ways of handling pastel.

It was interesting to see the differences between the sanded papers and the regular papers and how they held the pastel. The colours on the sanded papers seemed to have more of a glow to them.

I hadn't realized that many pastel artists use either water or alcohol on the under paint of pastel and "set" it on the paper before applying the "top" coat of pastel.

Another thing that many do is to use watercolour as the under paint and then apply the pastel on top.

I will post this painting at a later date once more of it has been completed.