• Conch Shell on Red

    23 days ago - By Awake and Painting

    Pastel 12" x 13"
    This is my first attempt using pastels. I've had no interest in the medium until recently, an interest that grew out of the charcoal class I've been teaching. My demonstration drawings with charcoal and white chalk had me craving the feeling of a dry medium, but in color.
    I like strict realism in color, and sometimes find that pastel paintings are too pretty. Still, I think my paintings could use some bold color, which pastel makes quite hard to not achieve.
    So much to find out- some online articles I read say that fixitive doesn't really "fix" pastel drawings- that...
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