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Old 10-15-2019, 11:30 AM
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Easing back into pastels

This is drawn from life. Initial drawing was done in charcoal. Piece was finished using Nupastel on Strathmore ArtAgain 9x12 light gray paper.





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Re: Easing back into pastels

Joe, hi, there it is, the finished piece . Wonderful!!

The two cups are just perfect. Maybe the jug could benefit from a little bit of shading to make it more 3D? Anyway,
I love the colors you chose for the background and foreground too.
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Individio- thanks. Great point. Not sure why I did not shade the jug. Too focused on color and blending?

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Love it Joe ... keep it rolling... I will have to dig up mine...
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OK I found some ... mostly I do hard pastel like Conte Crayon...I do have soft pastel but I still feel afraid to use them... I am afraid that they will crumbling down everywhere.

I think that one below is done for a long time ago Scavenger Hunt as a mixed media: Watersoluble Oil Pastel (NeoColor) + pencil + some CP + ?


This one was from life drawing class: Conte crayon


This one was an plein aire urban sketching of a tourist wearing Saree at The Grand Palace: Conte crayon
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Ai - Nice work! The jug and cups I did above are hard pastel (Nupastel), I have some soft but hard pastel are closer to drawing. Deb Secor once told me that using pastels you need to paint not draw. That is a challenge for me.
The soft pastels I have are mostly Rembrandt and they do not crumble unless you press hard. With soft pastels you don’t need to press hard as long as the paper has some tooth. Jo is the pro, if she pops in here maybe she can tell how not to crumble them.

Who else is going to dust off that box of pastels and join in?


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Re: Easing back into pastels

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Joe - Apparently I've been living in a cave these last couple of months, and missed out I love your pastel painting! If I didn't know your affinity for NA sensibilities this might surprise me given the location you give in your avatar. One thinks of white sand beaches maybe, and perhaps some surf here and there, some giant palm trees...

But instead, you offer a beautiful earthy still life with carefully chosen tones that remind me of different stories, distant well-baked lands, maybe even different times.

They look like they were painted with joy ☀️
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Well done!
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