This is a copy of the Demonstration thread - the original thread is here.
This is a Demonstration of painting a Daisy in PanPastels.
are a different way of adding soft pastel to paper, from either soft pastel sticks, hard pastels or pastel pencils.
The pastels come in little pans and are applied with special sponges, sold to use with PanPastels. You can do everything with Pans that you can do with pastel sticks - blend, scumble etc. The biggest benefit is that they are practically dust-free, which is a huge bonus to anyone that has breathing problems when using soft pastel sticks.
Here's a photo of some of the PanPastels in their Pans.
And this photo shows some of the sponges, which come in various shapes and sizes.
Other sponges can be used e.g. make-up sponges etc, but the sponges sold to use with Pans are of a different texture, and work much better.
There are also long handled, "soft tools", which can be used to apply more detail. These "soft tools", have little soft, sponge covers that slip over the top of the tool, and they also come in different shapes and sizes.
This photo shows more of the sponges, I used to paint this Daisy pastel
I've used a slightly different technique with this painting than I usually would with soft pastels.
PanPastels are semi-transparent, so I thought I'd explore their transparent qualities and work from light to dark, as I would if I was using watercolor.
Here's my first block-in
And the second layer
Third layer with more colour added, and more work on the background
Final painting with lots more detail and colour added.
Here's my second Daisy Pastel.
Done with PanPastels (the same as the first)on Mi-Teintes paper - A4 size
This was rendered in a similar way to my first Daisy painting but with entirely different colours.
PanPastels are very adaptable and I love their colours range. They also will mix beautifully. Just sweep the sponge across the pan 2or 3 times to load it.
We hope to gradually build a Library of "How to" references of various different flowers painted in different painting mediums.