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Old 03-24-2012, 05:15 PM
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hey Sherry !
i envy your gathered brands
don't sweat about " decent " ...
ride the tide and have fun with those sticks
> you can go anywhere you durn well want to , and
fascination with making marks
is the best !

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Ed, your outlook on life (and art) serves you well. I am known as a "cock-eyed" optimist by my spouse, family and friends. So I can assure you that i am having a wonderful time with pastels. And I truly am blessed to be able to have a hobby like this and the resources for it.

But honestly, if I had know how expensive these things were on the front end, I might have chosen watercolors Then again, I might not have.

They are just so darn beautiful just sitting there.
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They are, Sherry. When I look at that Ultramarine stick it's inspiring, or that brilliant red. I have a couple of colors in mine that soar like listening to a good operatic soprano. All the sticks have that particular look to them.
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And in the meantime I had ordered the color wheel set of Great Americans a month or so ago but had not used them yet. I pulled them out and WHOA. How luscious are they! Equal to both Schmincke and Unison. So now I have three favorites... Giraults, Roches and Great Americans!

My all time favorite is ..............the one that I have in my hand at the moment.

Love them all for different reasons and results.

Just wanted to add a postscript to an earlier post about washing the pastels with alcohol. Yesterday I painted an uderpainting loosely with red, blue and yellow, all from one of the better known brands. When the yellow was washed, it almost disappeared into the paper. Made a couple of swipes across the paper with the new yellow from Roche and washed it. Totally covered the original paper color which was a dark orange-red. So contrary to my original post about Roche's not washing, (melting), it appears to be related to the paper used. Just wish that I had taken the time to take a few photos of the process.

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LOL. I hear that. I am such a drama queen over pastels.
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Charlie - what a great piece you did on the Roche pastels in the Pastel Guild newsletter. Very informative and made me feel much better about buying the ones I did at IAPS! I start back to my pastel class on Wednesday morning, after over a year absence due to illness and parental care issues. I'm going to take my Roche pastels with and play with them!

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