pastel on Canson pastel board
8" x 10"
For Sale on Daily Paintworks HERE.
Have been trying this pastel board made by Canson (it's not new, but I have
a big pile of it to use). I love their Mi-Tientes paper!
However, I use the wrong side of the paper,
the side without much
'tooth' - the thing you need in a pastel surface to pull off the pastel and make it sit down
on the that surface. Pastel hardly ever works on a slick, smooth surface.
This board utilizes the tooth that is found on the right side of that
familiar paper - a little too much tooth for me.
If you click on the photo, you will see what I
am talking about.
I know that a surface definitely shows it's done in pastel
by virtue of seeing some of the tooth, but
I don't like that look. That's why anymore, I prefer
sanded pastel paper or board.
So I scumbled and scumbled this painting.
It had to come to an end.
I was even using a brush with
Gamsol on it, to brush the
pastel down into the teeth
but still didn't achieve what I was after.
Live and learn - maybe I will use all that board
for trying colors and mixing colors up against
each other...my 'try it' board.