Saturday, October 23, 2010


Rusty&Vivi, originally uploaded by debifitz.

Here is my latest pastel... done on suede mat board. I have a few that are already drawn on the suede, so I can't switch over to the Wallis sanded paper just yet. But it was a little hard going back to the suede after working on the Wallis sanded paper. I kept thinking about how much fun it had been to work on the Wallis as I was working on this one... luckily these subjects were not a problem to do on the mat board. I do have a horse portrait already started, that I think I am going to start over on the Wallis. The horse is a dark bay and I am doing the full body... hard to get the detail and richness in the coat with the suede. I am ordering some larger sheets and am going to try the museum quality Wallis. They say you can actually scrub this paper!! Sorry that it does not come in the "belgium mist" color... but this next one will have a back ground any way. I am looking forward to doing more under painting on those! Also the paper comes in different sizes than I have been doing the last 20 years!! Going to have to re-do the price sheet!


  1. Wonderful Debi!! I have some of the museum Wallis if you would like to give it a try. I would like to try the Belgian Mist one--Hey! maybe a trade! Your work is just Beautiful!!
    hope to talk with you soon,

  2. Sounds like a plan! I will call you...