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.

Sammy
Sammy

A Song to the Dog
A Song to the Dog

Fountain
Fountain

BLOCKHOUSE
BLOCKHOUSE

BREAKTHROUGH
BREAKTHROUGH

Schweizerisch
Schweizerisch

Warm Grove
Warm Grove

Friends
Friends

Stilife with Pineapple
Stilife with Pineapple

Magnolia Trees
Magnolia Trees

Menorah
Menorah

Pomegranate Flower
Pomegranate Flower

The Barn
The Barn

Swamp
Swamp

Change
Change

Goodies
Goodies

Cookies
Cookies

Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Bite Me
Bite Me

Fruitgum Bean
Fruitgum Bean

Goodies
Goodies

Fruitgum Balls
Fruitgum Balls

 Cookie
Cookie

Creme Cookie
Creme Cookie

Willows at the Creek
Willows at the Creek

Elliott Bay
Elliott Bay

Steingewächs
Steingewächs

John, the assistant
John, the assistant

John 2
John 2

John 3
John 3

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