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Roan
12-25-2000, 12:26 AM
I find this amusing. Plus, I'm bored! Dee is asleep, presents are under the tree and I'm almost ready for bed.

This is your brand-new bristle brush for using with pastels:

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This is your brush after a few weeks on Wallis paper:

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This is your brush after a couple of months of Wallis abuse:
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This is an aging process picture:

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Sadly, I'm going to miss that brush. It was my very first one :P

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sassybird
12-27-2000, 11:54 PM
Roan, are you kidding? Only a few months did that to your brush? WOW!

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sass

Roan
12-28-2000, 07:23 AM
What can I say? I make a lot of mistakes :P

That's one thing I like about Wallis. If I don't like something, I just go at it with a couple of brushes and remove all the pastel. Then I have a relatively "clean" surface and I can start over again. I also use the brush to cover large areas -- I can use a hard pastel like Rembrandt and just do a quick sketch coverage and then use the brush to work the pastel around.

btw, those are Lowell-Corning brushes. Dirt cheap, less than $2 each.

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<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">Nollaig Shona Dhuibh! Merry Christmas!</FONT c>
RoanStudio.com (http://RoanStudio.com) &lt;-- pastel open stock vendor sources & reviews!

sassybird
12-28-2000, 03:52 PM
Interesting. I don't work pastels dry so I never thought of removing them from paper.........lol

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sass

bk7251
12-28-2000, 05:08 PM
This is exactly what I don't like about sanded paper. It eats your materials.

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Barry Katz

Roan
12-28-2000, 11:22 PM
<U>Barry:</U>

Well, to each their own, really, but I think it all depends on how you look at it. For instance it's not unheard of for me to remove the entire finished background or face three or more times. Like I said, I make a lot of mistakes :P

Now, if I were working on Canson, that would probably mean starting over three or more times. At around 1.00 per sheet that's $3.00. My large brush was $3 and my little brush costs $2. I use a very small fraction of that brush on each painting. Bah, I think you get what I'm saying. It's actually cheaper and more of a time savings for me to use the brush in this instance. And yah, I know Wallis is expensive too, and you have to figure that into the cost as well, but they don't make Canson in the sizes I want and I certainly don't want to buy rolls at this time.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">Nollaig Shona Dhuibh! Merry Christmas!</FONT c>
RoanStudio.com (http://RoanStudio.com) &lt;-- pastel open stock vendor sources & reviews!

bk7251
12-29-2000, 12:40 AM
Hmmmm . . .

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Barry Katz