Friday, November 23, 2012

Briley #1

Briley #1, originally uploaded by debifitz.

pastel on Clairefontaine PasteMat


Sorry I have been away from my blog for a little bit... I was running around a dog show ring showing my dog and managed to really mess up my knee! Luckily it is nothing a little steroid shot (with a BIG needle!) and a brace will not cure! Big relief to know that I will not need surgery! I guess my dog showing days are at an end... actually not all that upset about this!!

This is a pastel that I am doing for a long time client. They want me to match the background of another pastel I did years ago. It was on suede matt board... "whisper" was the color.. sort of a pinkish gray. When I used to work on that color I had a grumbacher pastel #10 english red that was pretty good match that I used to correct little smudges. So with that pastel and a couple others I worked to get a match. In this photo I have a sample of that board that I put next to it get it as close I can. I think it looks pretty good... hard to get that texture just right. Luckily the pastel will be on the other side of the doorway from the older one... so hopefully it will be fine!

Hope everyone in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. Sorry to hear about your knee problem and hope it heals soon.
    I know all about those BIG needles for steroids having had one in my shoulder last year (not funny)!!

  2. Thanks Sue! It feels so much better already! I tried so hard not to watch that needle!!! But like a train wreck... I just could not look away!