Tuesday, September 13, 2011
My favorite support was always velour and I rarely had a problem painting on it. However, the paintings I've done recently have been on PastelMat or ColourFix Suede. So I had this green velour and thought it would be perfect for the portrait of this older Golden Retriever. It's been an uphill battle since I started and I just don't understand it!
I thought going back to a previously favorite support would be like riding a bicycle - after all, you never really forget how, do you? Doesn't the old brain make pathways from repeated motions so those motions can be carried out quickly and easily in the future? Of course, much of the problem has been getting the right colors. Even though the pastel is covering pretty well, the green background does affect the applied colors. But the application has been difficult also - the pastels tend to drag and sort of skip on the surface and I can never remember that happening before.
Well, I'll quit complaining and just get back to it. If it turns out lousy, I'll give it a try on PastelMat or ColourFix Suede! Shoot, I may even switch media altogether and that would really stir up the old brain synapses, wouldn't it?