Late Afternoon Sun's Glow

Late Afternoon Sun's Glow

A masterpiece in pastel work, Paul. Top drawer! It's a terrific view and the river looks so believable as it babbles its way to the sea. Excellent! As an aside, do you ever apply a fixative to your pastels? I stopped because of the colour change and the dulling down effect. Bri

Thank you Brian for those terrific comments! To answer your question regarding fixatives. No I do not use them on finished work. As you found out it dulls the pastel and also sinks it pretty much ruining the work. I use sanded paper which holds pastel well, when I have finished a painting I hold it by the edges and spank the back several times (outdoors) to dislodge loose pastel dust. That usually takes care of it. I occasionally will use a fixative to give me more tooth when I am working a piece.

Wonderful work Paul of a superb view. Great cliffs and sea.

Thank you very much Tessa Gwynne for your comments.

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This 12"X18" soft pastel is the Little Big Sur River as it flows into the Pacific Ocean just north of Big Sur, California. A new and gorgeous view awaits around every turn in the windy road.

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Paul Harman

I was born in Bournemouth, Dorset in a large home that once sat on the cliff next to the chime, and Shelly's cottage was next door. The old house is gone, but the memories linger. We immigrated to Canada by ship, when I was seven and lived in Ontario and Alberta and back to Ontario over a period of…

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