This is a work that I am doing onPastelmat 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 inobtainable on first layers.I advise not to start with the really soft ones, unless that isthe 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.
Today I found a blog with lots of useful information about Art, namely in terms of business and marketing. The blog is hosted by Clint Watson and he really seems to know what he's writing about. Have a look :http://clintwatson.net/blog
It's been some time since I've posted. But today I bring you a link for a blog hosted by a fine artist. Her name is Jo Castillo. Her blog is easy to follow and filled with interesting and useful themes. Make sure that you visit it :http://www.jocastilloartblog.blogspot.com/
In a world where indifference reigns and apathy invades peoples' lifes, should we not alert to what is going on ? Scenes like children starving would have a highly and schocking impact in the early eighties, but now they are so common on the TV that they seem to have lost it. Through creative expression, should not artists have a more proactive attitude ? And should we not educate our public and ourselves to become more aware ? Share your thoughts with us. Thank you.
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