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An Early En Plein Air Pastel ( Conway Valley Wales)

An Early En Plein Air Pastel ( Conway Valley Wales)

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  • This exactly the kind of thing I struggle to do, that's why I admire it so much (and only 10 x 8, too). Great piece, John.

    Posted by Lewis Cooper on Wed 31 Jan 09:09:53
  • I'm really with you on not using white paper for pastels - good move. Bs a good job. I'm amazed that you make your own pastels. Perhaps you could tell us on the forum how you went about it.

    Posted by Linda Wilson on Wed 31 Jan 09:25:12
  • Thanks Lewis. Just do it is the answer.

    Posted by John Inkson on Wed 31 Jan 09:45:58
  • This has got all the lovely colours you get with using pastels, I'm new to them John but I love using them and you are right about the coloured paper 😀

    Posted by Linda Drury on Wed 31 Jan 09:46:39
  • I love this, John. I’ve never used pastels because of the dust. And to make your own......well, that’s something else.

    Posted by Ellen Mooney on Wed 31 Jan 09:48:51
  • Linda thank you. Pastels are only pigment plus a chalk and a binder. Mix it roll it let it dry. For shades of colours you add more white, French chalk I used.

    Posted by John Inkson on Wed 31 Jan 09:49:14
  • Thanks Ellen, as for the dust who cares its the result that counts.

    Posted by John Inkson on Wed 31 Jan 09:52:35
  • Thanks Linda. Put some pumic powder in to acrylic and colour. Paint this over paper. This makes a great surface for pastels.

    Posted by John Inkson on Wed 31 Jan 09:55:08
  • Lovely scene John. I find pastels too messy😞 I'll stick to pencils and watercolour.

    Posted by Margaret Beynon on Wed 31 Jan 10:00:06
  • Thank you Margaret. The more the mess the better the art from me. Lol

    Posted by John Inkson on Wed 31 Jan 10:03:25