Wow, Debbie, your piece is spectacular. The clouds are so voluminous. Love the colors of the sand and the wave action is so lively
Deirdre, very nice crisp jugs. So well balanced!
Linda, great fiery colors to the wispy clouds!
Barbara, thank you for showing all the different brands. Now I see what you mean by chalky for Rembrandt. I never liked them but looking at your comparison, I dislike them even more.
The Terry Ludwig one really shines, followed by Unison. Is Schminke super soft and so looks a bit chalky too? The Unison eye is very well done.
I am back after a long absence from soft pastels. Can't deal with the dust and yet, they are so much faster and most of the work on my walls are soft pastels. I have more success with soft pastels than watercolor even I spend 99% of my time in watermedia.
This one was done in response to the Landscape Challenge here
This originally started as Golden Fluid Acrylics but no matter what I did, it just didn't work.
So I whipped out my Pan Pastels and Terry Ludwig soft pastels to paint over it.
The details are done with Faber Castell Polychromos hard pastels. The surface was very sturdy and I sprayed it with final fixative and did one more layer for whites. I'm smiling at the moment. It works.
Stillman Delta 6x8 inch rough surface Ivory
For those who are interested, I'm reviewing the Stillman & Birn sketchbooks here
that are pretty versatile and I use multiple mixed media on a lot of my trial pieces. I didn't think I would use the 180 lb Stillman Delta paper to do this soft pastel one since it would be quite a waste but since I failed in my acrylics attempt again, I had to do rescue work.
This one I did today.
Originally thought to be Rembrandt's but it's not. Here's the original.
65 lb black Reflection cardstock 8.5 x 11 inch with Black Colorfix pastel ground
Faber Castell Polychromos hard pastel
Terry Ludwig soft pastel - yep, Deirdre, I succumbed to buying the Intense Set I and Ii and really like it.
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil
Derwent Pastel pencil