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Old 04-14-2015, 06:02 PM
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Re: PANPASTEL SHOW AND TELL--instructions and inspiration

Made it! A typical shot down The Narrows at Mt Zion NP. Fantastic Place.
This is done 100% in my container pastels. One thing I like about my pastels is that if you have some left over after packing your container the loose pastel easily wets and you can use it with a brush. None of that here as I haven't had time to do much creative work with all my creative color- making. I think that's about to change.
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I guess it didn't. The picture is bigger than 800x800 and I tried the uploader here so I guess I'll resize it myself.

Wow! I love this! It's beautiful. Great perspective and depth, good composition and the sense of lght in the fall foliage in distance is gorgeous. Your homemade Pans worked great!

Cool that you can use water to turn the excess into paint. That might work with Pans that have been broken up too, glad I didn't throw them out. I save everything. Replaced pans that got broken (not many but I lost one to an accident and another to the move) and this is very cool.

Now you have me wondering if I can do Pans and then give it an alcohol wash...
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Re: PANPASTEL SHOW AND TELL--instructions and inspiration

Thanks, Robert. I appreciate the comments.
I haven't tested the solubilities of pan pastels. Mine are basically soft pastels with talc held together with a small dose of methyl cellulose. I'm sure that's what makes them water-soluble. I dabbled a bit with some of the left-overs on a piece of wet wc paper just to see how they work hand here's the result.
They work just like watercolors, but when they're dry you can blend them with your fingers like soft pastels. Neat.
You've got me thinking about other ways to use pan pastels. Hum??
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