Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Cypress Road and a lesson on pastel primer

Cypress Road, 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"
After several days on the couch recovering from yucky jaw surgery, I had a strong craving to paint something with colors, anything, but I had to be able to do it on the couch in the living room. So I got out the soft pastel pencils. Regular pastels (chalks) are so dusty and messy I can't use them in the living room. Pastel pencils had to suffice.

I did use workable fixative as I went along to add more texture to the surface, plus I started out by coating the illustration board with a thin layer of fine tooth Colourfix pastel primer (for the first time ever), which really did give it lots of tooth. In fact, it almost felt like Wallis sanded paper (sorry Mister Wallis, if you're out there, and your shareholders, but I'm on to something here).

3 comments:

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Ooooooo, this is so nice. I'm there, on a bike, with a baguette of bread and daisies in my back pack.

Planet Janet said...

Thank you, Belinda. I'll be right behind you with some cheese and wine! And our painting materials, for sure.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job, you have such a gift. Hope you're feeling better.