Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lily #8

Lily #8, originally uploaded by debifitz.

pastel on Clairefontaine PastelMat
private collection

I decided to add a photo taken when I am just starting an area. I tend to work small areas at a time then go back and pull them all together. I start by working in the dark areas. Here I am using a dark neutral gray from Schmincke. It is a great color, but very soft. I only use it in the first layer... it tends to want to gunk up the paper so I can't add more layers. But I put it down and the use the sponge handled tools to blend it in. Then I can go over it with the harder pastel.