Monday, October 4, 2010
On a Painting Binge
This is Conte, soft pastel, and pastel pencils on some suede paper from a scrapbook supply store. I've been wanting to try the suede matboard that some artists use but it's not available locally that I can find and it's pretty pricey to order since there's a 10 sheet minimum. The paper I bought is acid and lignon-free and I thought it would do well for experimenting. The size is about 8 x 10 inches.
I really, really like the suede for use with pastel and the painting went very quickly with little to no dust! I used a brown color paper for this painting and the light-colored, harder pastels didn't cover that well and that's really my only complaint with the paper. I have one Sennelier soft stick in white that works well so I can see that if I intend to use the suede much, I'll have to invest in some softer pastels!
Oh, just thought of the new suede paper from ColourFix! It's still not available where I shop but I'm really hoping it's as wonderful to paint on as this was! Just think, I can get new paper and new pastels! I'd better hurry up and finish the commissions that are waiting as I see a shopping binge coming to match my painting binge! lol