PASTEL

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Pastel is a beautiful medium combining drawing and painting. It enables you to make quick drawing sketches on the canvas, needs only very little preparation, whilst same time yielding the rich layers and depth of colours of paint. The result is outstanding  – not for nothing was pastel the favourite medium of Degas, Millet and Manet, frequently used by Monet, Chagall and Toulouse-Lautrec. This medium allows easy blending of lines and tones – and is very easy to correct  which is a mercy to beginners.
I use often to prepare my panel if I don't chose pastel paper pads. The panels are of carton which is the backside of any drawing/ painting pad or also wooden panels which I prepare with acrylic paint in a color which would let my pastel colors "sing" . Often i choose a dark color as background to bring the shine of the tones more out than when the canvas is white. Basically you can apply any color besides white or black to your canvas and I choose to add acrylic to my primer so the pastel color then doesn't sink to much in as it does when choosing just paper.
Sometimes, for to receive a more rough structure of the surface she mixes wood shavings or sand into the primer.

Cornflower & Indian Cress
Cornflower & Indian Cress

Horse2
Horse2

2 Ponies
2 Ponies

Horse in the Meadow
Horse in the Meadow

Blooming Agave
Blooming Agave

Faunalife
Faunalife

Swamp Life at the River
Swamp Life at the River

Trees
Trees

Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves

Shabbat Shalom1998
Shabbat Shalom1998

Cactusstorm
Cactusstorm

Coast
Coast

Palm
Palm

Wild Goose
Wild Goose

Amaryllus budding
Amaryllus budding

Amaryllus in full bloom
Amaryllus in full bloom

Backyard
Backyard

Foxclove
Foxclove

Fading Amaryllis
Fading Amaryllis

The Singer
The Singer

Worship
Worship

portrait
portrait

portrait
portrait

White Lilly
White Lilly

Viola
Viola

Pedal of Blue Iris
Pedal of Blue Iris

The Bridge
The Bridge

The Chair(with broken armrest)
The Chair(with broken armrest)

Nightowl
Nightowl

PEAR MAGNIFICIENT
PEAR MAGNIFICIENT

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