Something new and fun this weekend. Scrumptious Purple Pastel. I combined the purple with powdered sanguine red chalk and charcoal to create this woodland landscape.
I have always been a bit wary of using pastel chalks because of the dust involved, but I found something new at the art store this week - Pan Pastels. I initially went looking for them because the applicator was recommended for using with charcoal, but I was seduced by their delicious array of colors. There is something very satisfying (and irresistible) about seeing a rainbow of colors arranged in order.
If oil pastels are like drawing with lipstick, then Pan Pastels are like using eye shadow. The palette knife shaped tool has a little sponge hat (hand washable) that you can swirl around in the the solid color and then smear on the paper.
Just too much fun to be considered "work"