Pastel Painting Fixed Like Concrete.
This large pastel size 24x18 inches hangs on my wall without glass. It's a pastel painting but set like concrete. I first primed the panel using acrylic and a good measure of marble dust. Marble dust is like magic for griping and holding pastel in place.Then after plotting out the composition put in a rough under painting with acrylic colours. Then I started working with the pastels. After I had placed a layer on I then using a blow brush sealed the pastel with a diluted application of acrylic medium. After each application of pastel the pastel was sealed again with medium. This gives a beautiful build up of soft pastel. It's a bit labour intensive but worth all the BLOWING. As you know acrylic dries very quickly so there is no time lost waiting for things to dry. Although I did us a hair drier to keep the work flow going. You can see on the painting the beautiful peeks of pastel. It's set solid, no smudging, no lose of colour, no bits have ever come off. FIXED.
About the Artist
John Graham Inkson
Life From The Easel. As an artist I see my self as an all rounder. Ive worked with all the painting mediums, as well as silk screen printing, ceramics, small sculptures, sign writing, murals, graphic design and digital art. I went to Cardiff University to do graphic design rather than do a fine…View full profile