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05-22-2017, 11:26 PM
Thanks for hosting Kor, I had a big clean out of my studio and rediscovered all these beautiful soft pastels that I have not touched for years. I decided I would give them a go today to see if there is any use in keeping them and have decided they are not for me. I dont like the dust and surprisingly I dont have the control that I have with acrylics and gouache.
This is 12 x 18 cream coloured pastel paper and took about 90 minutes.

Thanks for looking.
All C and C welcome

Pine Cone
05-23-2017, 04:49 AM
Oh, this is so very, very beautiful, even ethereal. It's hard to imagine you giving up art supplies, especially when you can produce beauty like this from them, but I understand about the dust. This is an evocative portrait, a genuine treasure...

05-23-2017, 07:41 AM
A superb composition, Christine, so very well done. Agree about the dust, too, is why I no longer use them.

05-23-2017, 08:20 AM
This is a beauty. I occasionally get out my pastels for a play, love the energy in the scribbling but not the mess either. I love colourfix paper, seems to work much better for me than the softer Canson.

05-23-2017, 09:48 AM
Awww there she is our nonnykor :)

I hear you on the dust from soft pastels :)

05-23-2017, 06:57 PM
O Christine.... I love the composition of this... I never saw this, just the mess!! Good eye! And yes, don't I look happy that I didn't have to clean it!! I never mind the dust~~~ I love my pastels!!!:angel: Good job, girlfriend!!

05-24-2017, 07:05 AM
wonderful idea...I love the title ..and lovely soft colour ! tyree:clap:

05-24-2017, 10:13 AM
This is wonderful Christine - (I know they are dusty, but Pan Pastels are not - very little and it is a bit like carving a picture, cause there are various tools with sponges rather than q-tips and fingers) - love the capture of Nonny Kor in the mirror!

05-24-2017, 03:54 PM
And she is the loveliest of all!!
Nice one, Christine!

05-25-2017, 10:19 AM
Beautiful mark making and a lovely portrait of our Kor.

05-25-2017, 12:06 PM
Christine, a very nice pastel, love the colours!

05-26-2017, 03:04 AM

05-26-2017, 06:41 AM
Hey Christine:wave: like this a lot:clap: great composition with the mirror and bottles:thumbsup:
I don't mind the dust,cheap pastels and bits and pieces for filling in,big b/g areas,kept in a Tupperware box filled with rice,keeps them reasonably clean,Derwent pastel pencils for sketching or detailed drawing,then my caran d'ache pastels and the super soft unison for highlights an finish.

05-26-2017, 09:29 PM
Gosh you are all set up Guilli, I just dont enjoy the process and the dust is the deal breaker. I dont mind wet and messy though so water media is it for me.:lol:

05-29-2017, 04:48 AM
Nice portrait Christine! I like to draw and paint with soft pastels, but I hate dust, and it is a real problem for me as for you... But the result is wonderful. Good idea with the rice Guillaume.