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Friday, January 22, 2010



I haven't finished any new paintings yet, so thought I'd pop a couple of pastels on I did awhile ago. I did these on sanded paper, its holding power is wonderful. When I first started using it I ended up with no fingerprints, haha, I didn't realise when blending just how much skin it took off. Wow did I fond out the next morning. Also found out you don't blend pastel much with your fingers, but with other pastels.

10 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

These are very cool! I've never used soft pastels only the oil ones. I'm guessing you are referring to soft here. Great work!

paintnpencil said...

Hi Manon, yes they're the soft pastels, I really want to try some oil ones myself. Will save and get some later. I love painting animals. Thank you for your comment.

Lori McNamara said...

I love the peacock, the elephant is nice too. Thanks for the comments on my blog!

paintnpencil said...

Hi Lori, thanks so much, look forward to seeing more of your work. Worth waiting for.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Excellent work. I will return to enjoy more of your work. All the best to you.

paintnpencil said...

Hi Joan thank you so much, your art is very beautiful.

Jaimie said...

Beautiful work. I love the peacock. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on mine.

paintnpencil said...

Hi Jaimie, thank you so much, and I thoroughly enjoyed looking at yours its really gorgeous.

Ron Morrison said...

Fun to see the pastel work. I started with pastel but after taking up watercolour never used pastels again. Just became immersed in the water...

paintnpencil said...

Oh and isn't the watercolours so less messy than the pastels. I haven't done any watercolour for ages and ages, was never real good at them as was too heavy handed in it, but had a lot of fun with them. Yours are superb.