I inherited a lot of art supplies when Mom passed away 9 years ago. Mom was a prolific painter, accomplished in oils, watercolor, and pastel. I have been using her brushes, oil paints, easels, paint panels, sketchbooks, pencils, charcoal, taboret, and a library filled with art books. However, I have never used her pastels, though I have inherited a lifetime's supply, and loads of pastel paper in a variety of shades. So, I brought two small sets of pastels to Monhegan for the week, and began to explore today. I reproduced a small watercolor in pastel, laying in darks first and using some alcohol to set them.. then layering on top. It was fascinating, and a brain bender, and good grief, I have a lot to learn so please excuse my heavy-handed start... I am intrigued!!!
Stay posted for some more experiments here on my blog... this week.
Thanks for looking!!!