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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Work in progress on Pastelmat

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.

Monday, December 24, 2007

In the world of Arts there are great talents.
Richard MacDonald is one of them.