Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pastelmat trial #3


Pastel painting on the Pastelmat surface is like scooting across a Berber covered floor wearing Velcro pants. Not much sliding around.

Admittedly, there was hardly any pastel dust on my tray when I completed this piece and that's an attractive quality in a pastel painting surface. But, as much as I layered on the pastel, as much as I tried to push the color around with every method I could think of, once it was on there, it was stuck down and not budging.

Today was another beautiful day at the Refuge. I had to wait for a gaggle of Canada geese to cross the road. They took their sweet time, waddling and gossiping their way to the water. Clumsy on land, but graceful on the lake, I will always brake for geese!

1 comment:

Celeste Bergin said...

despite the difficulty (apparently) of getting your pastel down --the painting itself looks effortless--the reflection is beautiful--the clouds have motion. Nice!