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The Joy of Pastel Painting

Many, many years ago...

I used to draw only in black and white, meaning using only graphite pencils or charcoal. The truth is, I was very intimidated by colors. I had the shading, perspective and all that down. Why should I try something new and scary? But then, I was indroduced to soft pastels. They looked fun and messy. I had to try.

First few tries, what a disaster! I had no idea how to use those colors. But like they say, with practice I got better and better, and started to understand those little colored sticks a bit more. I even did portraits, and really enjoyed it.

...Til I discovered colored pencils. Better yet, colored pencils on black paper. I took the plunge and never turned back.

I missed soft pastels from time to time, but I never gave it another try, until now.



Sunflower 2 - 4x6" - Soft Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat.  SOLD


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