Ok, I know you're all goning to get tired of seeing Cavaliers, but what can I say...I'm in love with the breed
Anyway, this is my 4th pastel painting and I'm still not sure what I'm doing. I've bought at least 6 pastel books, each one describes different ways to apply pastels, never being clear enough for me to grasp technique. I've bought two pastel magazines and really love some of the paintings and the fine detail the artists were able to achieve. This is the stuff I would like to someday be able to produce. I guess I'm seeing with each pastel I've done, it's a matter of how heavy your hand is when you apply the pastel, using different directions to achieve texture, and figuring out that it's building of color that makes the difference.
This painting was done on Wallis paper using sennlier soft pastels,pastel pencils, and nupastels.
Now having said all that...using pastels has been a real learning experience. I like the fact that the painting goes fast, but the dust and messy fingers is a real problem for me.... I guess I'll figure how to work around the dust and keep my fingers cleaner
Anyway I'm just babbling C & C appreciated.