I've been doing a lot of experimenting with different pastels and techniques and have come up with my own bonded glass powders drawing surface.
Here's what I’ve got so far. Enjoy!
In July of 2016, a couple of my multi-talented glass students talked me into painting Plein Air as part of the local Lavender Festival. Why not? I gave it a try, but my cheap colored sticks on newsprint didn’t look very good. I was kindly informed that I really need some descent pastels and it was suggested that I try sanded pastel paper. Oh my! There is a difference!!! I was hooked. I often tell my students that they should go home and make 100 glass tiles. It is a great way to develop your skills quickly. Following my own advice, I am actively cranking out the pastels, taking classes, reading Richard Schmid’s “Alla Prima” (a must read for any artist) looking at Youtubes and drawing, drawing, drawing.
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