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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pastel Sketch, etc.

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I felt like getting my fingers dusty so wiped off that same old paper I use for the pastel sketches and went to work for about thirty minutes.

Pastel sketch on a piece of reused Colourfix paper. About 9 x 12 inches

Number 1, to do with Valentine's Day - the little owl again
Number 2, sweet - the candies
Number 3, red - a little glass

I really like pastels, here is a list of some of the reasons why I like pastels:

  • Vibrant color
  • Long lasting color
  • Fast
  • Draw and paint at the same time
  • Durable
  • Easy to work with
  • Fast
  • Can leave and come back at any time
  • No brush clean up
  • Do overs are OK
  • Fast
  • Fun
  • Many different techniques available to use
  • Different surfaces
  • Did I say fast?  
I get bored when painting or sketching takes a long time.  That is probably why I like sketching in ink and painting with pastels.


Joan Tavolott said...

Good job on these three! I never thought about the good things about painting in pastel...just the mess I would make. lol

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, I guess I am used to the mess. I work on very upright surfaces with a tray to catch the dust. I never blow on it. Hmmm.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the speed of use is def something I love about them, not too keen on the dust tho lol

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, for me the speed is important. Dust can be bad, I try to keep it at a minimum.

Joanna said...

Such a cute little owl.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill