Friday, April 3, 2009

Making pastels

I had a great day in Kitty's studio making pastels! Don't they look delicious? Little confections of color.

Pastel making is labor intensive. Hand mixing. Hand rolling. More rolling. More mixing.

Mix the moist pastel pigments in the right combination to achieve the right color. Create values by adding increasing amounts of white pastel. These colors are beautiful and impossible to find in any store. Soon enough, they will find their way into my paintings!


Suzanne said...

I love the vibrant colors ! Suzanne

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thank you, Suzanne! I can hardly wait to use them!