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Old 09-26-2015, 04:54 PM
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Awesome job Swaggertoes! Love the expression. I love panpastels but they are put up but ready to come back out. Now that summer visitors are gone I can get everything back out and start painting again. I need a bigger house. LOL

I just need a bigger desk! Lol. I just moved into my first apartment all by myself after living out of a rented room in somebody else's house for a long time so I feel like I have a whole lot of space but its only a one bedroom so my living room is partially my studio. Lol this is what I was working on last night playing with the mi tientes paper that I bought. It is way cheaper than the colourfix but it just isnt the same!

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Congratulations on your new apartment. Only partially your studio? LOL if that was me it'd be all studio and anyone coming over is visiting my studio.

Love the vulture painting. It occurs to me looking at this that I'd benefit from planning my Pan Pastels paintings. I like the gesture you have, the look in its eye, the free-flying feathers and sharp beak, it's wonderful. But the kinds of sketching I do for sticks works better with sticks unless I'm just underpainting with the Pans.

I like the Mi-Tientes but the texture's very different. I think the main thing was using it for decades before finding any sanded papers. Colourfix is fun but I love PastelMat best with Pans even though it's that sticky.
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Yeah...the studio is slowly creeping into the rest of the everything. lol

I cannot get a good picture to save my life, but I finished by buzzard lady. I actually do have pastelmat on the way, but the shipping has been very slow. They estimate sometime in October. However, I am going for an interview up north today, close to a Blick store, so I may check for various experimental papers there! I have used the Mi Tientes for years from college days for charcoal work, but there is something special about the sanded papers. I have something called a pastel board by Savoire Faire that I found on super clearance at Michaels. I am not sure how I feel about it. I have only used it for one painting now in progress. It rips the tools up very badly and is very very sticky. But...we shall see. Maybe I will grow to love it.

I was hoping, since it was already a 16 by 20 that I would be able to use it for a portrait commission once I figure out how to use the pans and pastels again.

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Buzzard lady came out fantastic. Love it! Hands and jewelry excellent.
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I got my pastelmat paper today and I am already in love with it. I do not know how such a smooth I do not know how such a smooth surface manages to grab the pastels so well, but it does.

I wanted to try it out as soon as possible so picked something quickly out of the ref image library with some color.

I really should have started with a more involved drawing...but I wanted pastel to paper asap and got super excited and just started right away.

This is my new favorite paper ever.


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WOW! Love your goldfish! That's so beautiful! Yeah, Pastelmat is good stuff. Like painting on the sticky side of tape!
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This is my Halloween type offering for this month. We all have our inner persona which we keep hidden and an image of ourselves we project for the world to see. I have tried to depict this in a 'mirrored' reflection of this young lady.
"Facade" x-post from Pastel Gallery
PanPastels on AS Colourfix Suede, approx 14x18". Many thanks to two wonderful photographers, Neil A. Kingsbury and Judy Eberline
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Swaggertoes, Love your gussied up, hoity-toity vulture, such terrific creativity and marvelous accoutrements & bangles. I can just see her swagger as she enters a room!
Also, the koi is terrific with a lot of movement and I really like the transparent effect in the fins.
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Love the concept and the difference of the two faces. Very striking image. Beautiful hands. Love that hand gesture and the difference in features between the young girl and the abstracted, idealized mask.
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Robert, thank you! I had fun dreaming up a way to reflect this concept, which I have been thinking about for some time now. This haunting portrait of the girl reflected in the mirror struck me as a "this is how you can show it" moment!
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I got my pastelmat paper today and I am already in love with it. I do not know how such a smooth I do not know how such a smooth surface manages to grab the pastels so well, but it does.

I wanted to try it out as soon as possible so picked something quickly out of the ref image library with some color.

I really should have started with a more involved drawing...but I wanted pastel to paper asap and got super excited and just started right away.

This is my new favorite paper ever.



I really love your fish, and I agree completely about Pastelmat. it is WONDERFUL.
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Re: PANPASTEL SHOW AND TELL--instructions and inspiration

Just purchased a set of 20 pan pastels and I am looking forward to reading all of the forums. So glad they are archived. A little late to the banquet, but that gives me a chance to lean from others experiences.😀
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Congrats on your purchase! I have a full set and am trying to incorporate them into my art. I haven't used them to their full potential but can't wait to unlock all the ideas in my head. Hope you enjoy them and will share your experiences!
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Looking forward to seeing how both of you paint! PLease do post your paintings. I'm still around and will be happy to comment.
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