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A very dignified pose Linda. I never use fixative as i have never liked how it changes the colours. That’s the trouble with pastels, trying to keep them from smudging is difficult.

I like the angle of this, slightly below the subject’s face. Like Carole, I never use fixative - it darkens the colours and never goes on evenly. I just tap off excess pastel as I go along.

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This is a reposting of a pastel sketch that virtually disappeared when I sprayed it with fixative. Only a quicky, but it is hard to get back to the discipline.

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Linda Wilson

Since retiring from a career in education and training management, I returned to art after a gap of 40 years. Now I travel was much as I can with my husband and take an enormous amount of photographs, some of which I use as reference photos. Meanwhile, I take a weekly course in portraiture and…

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