I’m relatively new to pastels, but after many years of jumping back and forth from medium to medium, my two favorites are ink, Watercolor and soft pastels!
I should probably buy stock in Dick Blick, because of the embarrassing amount of different materials I’ve been buying. But I’ve discovered my favorites!
1.Uart sanded papers- love them even just for Watercolors! Beautiful effects! You’ll see what I mean.
Sanded papers have a “tooth”, that is to say you depend on the tooth for layering. So any under painting should not lay on thick to take up your amount of tooth left. I prefer the 400 because, for me, it’s the perfect amount.
I took the 9 x 12″ Uart paper and cut it in half- I love small paintings! I first make my sketch with pencil and then start sketching with ink.
I love painting landscapes because it gives me freedom to explore and create without borders.
This is my finished painting, I probably will keep trying new ways of doing things with color related to tones, but learning is a process so there’s no such thing as failure. As artists we strive and seek our whole lives. My favorite quote is by Van Gogh;
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart. ~ Vincent Van Gogh
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