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09-05-2010, 05:24 PM

I must confess I have never painted PA. I usually work from photographs or set up of still life. What is the minimum one would take with them on a PA trek? I want to try PA, but the thought of carrying "the kitchen sink" with me does not sound like fun! :rolleyes: Can you call help? Thanks in advance!

09-05-2010, 10:38 PM
What is the minimum one would take with them on a PA trek?
The minimum? The minimum would be the famous Six Unisons (http://pastelsblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/pastels-go-in.html), Y-15, RE-9, Green-29, Y-10, BG-11 and A-30. And a coupla pieces of pastel paper in a foam board + glassine sandwich. The foam boards are your lap easel. And you're good to go! :thumbsup:


Paula Ford
09-05-2010, 11:50 PM
You could take a couple of 8x10 Ampersand Pastelbords, or as Jan mentioned paper and board to tape it to, glassine or tracing paper.

I'd select 3 or 4 values of blues, greens, yellows, oranges, purples, some vine charcoal, and a pencil & sketchbook.

Papertowels, drinking water, bug spray, and some sunscreen. Wear a hat too.

09-06-2010, 09:39 AM
Thank you, Jan and Paula!

09-06-2010, 10:13 AM
Oh wait! I forgot to mention the pastels-in-an-Altoids box. See below. :D The weather is lovely here. No excuses!



09-06-2010, 12:26 PM
I am loving the idea of pastels in an Altoids box! I think I might try this today, if I can find my glassine.... :)