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12-07-2000, 09:44 PM
Does anyone else use their pastels as a basis for oil paintings (or works in other media)? That's what I plan to do this winter, until it's warm enough to work outdoors again.

Here is a pastel I did this summer in Westport, (sorry for the poor color in the reproduction) and the oil painting (still in progress) that I'm working on from it.

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<center>Compo Beach</center>
<center>Pastel 14" x 17"</center>

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<center>Compo Beach With Clouds</center>
<center>Oil on canvas 22" x 28"</center>

Barry Katz

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12-31-2000, 06:18 PM
Yes I do too. I find its convenient when I don't want to have the bother of carrying the turpentine and the oils, like when the dog is in the car. Don't you find too that with pastels you can get the exact colors into the shadows..its great and fast too! great sweeps of perfect sky right away, and time to get all the details..its only pure pigment, so easy to match and paint over/copy
I love the freshness and the colors in your work...looking at them is like being outside.

01-02-2001, 12:11 AM
I turned an acrylic into a pastel....because I couldn't get the detail with paint that I wanted to show. Since then, I've used pastels to do my drawings for acrylics and for oil paintings. I've even added pastel colors to acrylics to see the effects and then painted over them again with acrylic paint.

"Everything is not art and Art is not everything, but it comes close."....carly