Monday, October 8, 2007

Pastel Painting

Painting with pastel can be much more difficult than with oil. The artists has to be careful not to make any mistakes, because they are harder to correct. The choice of paper is crucial, because the amount of "tooth" determines just how much pigment is applied. An artist with skill in pastel can create amazing textures and trasparancies by layering. This is a pastel study with its initial charcoal value study. Patience is paramount to the execution of a successful pastel painting, and it is difficult for me to spend much time on it. For pastel (and watercolor) master work, go see the art of Brian Busch at:

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