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Sunday, January 20, 2008

A Pastel on Pastelmat from Clairefontaine

This is a work that I am doing on Pastelmat from Clairefontaine.Its dimensions are 18 cm x 24 cm and the medium issoft pastels, including some pencils.Pastelmat is a sanded smooth paper, permiting good detail,vivid colours and a reasonable number of layers; not many though.On this paper, one has to carefuly plan ahead since layers influencethe upper ones (unless using a pastel with good covering power).This can be good or bad, depending on ones intentions.Blending with fingers is practically unobtainable on first layers. I advise not to start with the really soft ones, unless that is the colour to keep or that you won't add much more on top of it. Concluding I would say that this paper deserves a try.

Second stage and practically finished.
Now it's time to give it a rest and we'll see what
I may add in the future.

And after reading some opinions, I've finished it.
Now it's time to add it to my website.
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Jo Castillo said...

This came out really nice. Great work here.

David Patterson said...

Wonderful painting José...I think it's one of your best! I love all the interesting articles on your blog. Thank you so much for adding my's very much appreciated! I think I need to add your blog to mine.