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05-05-2017, 05:57 AM
Hi everyone,
I just did this little cat on a new surface for me - ampersand pastel board.

its only 7 x 5 in so real small

hope you like it.

I have a short video on my Youtube channel too :) https://www.youtube.com/user/wildlifeartjm


05-05-2017, 10:19 AM
Fantastic. The eyes are wonderful. You are very talented.


water girl
05-05-2017, 01:45 PM
Thank you for taking the time to share your process. As always, your work is amazing.

05-05-2017, 03:34 PM
Awesome:cat: . Pastelbord is probably my favorite surface now for pastels but I also use it for charcoal and Conte.:)

05-05-2017, 08:06 PM
Very beautiful. You've inspired me to try Pastelbord.

05-12-2017, 08:19 AM
Wonderful painting. I have watched many of your videos and really appreciate the lessons.

I use the 5"x7" ambersand pastel boards for my plein air work. I have a small plein air box and they fit in it.

I did one very large painting on an ambersand pastel board and had difficulty with applying layers of soft pastels and when applying a background it ate up an entire stick of a good pastel and a good portion of the pastel was in the "catch tray" under the painting. I frequently had to spray it to keep working on it. Perhaps with pastel pencils or pan pastels it would be a different experience.

I volunteered to teach basic art techniques at a local senior center. Next week is pastels so I'm thinking pan pastels and or pencils instead of my soft sticks so I'm going to watch your videos a few more times before then😀. I'm thinking of drawing a few items like an apple, pear, etc. on some pastel paper for them to paint. Have to keep simple. I only have an hour and then they run off for coffee and tea time.

Pam :wave:

05-12-2017, 11:24 AM
now that is so super-fantastic!!!

05-12-2017, 04:00 PM
Fantastic! :wave:

05-24-2017, 10:03 AM
Beautiful work! The placement of colors and perspective were very good. My wife would love this work!

Moises Menendez
05-24-2017, 07:35 PM
Very realistic work from a talented artist.

05-25-2017, 10:19 AM
How expertly done!

I have worked on ampersand pastelbord a few times and I think I like it. It obviously agrees with your technique!


Moises Menendez
05-25-2017, 11:31 AM
Do you have any videos for sale in USA?