Scumbling and Blending and Glazing... Oh My!
Well, I think it is time for a little pastel technique talk! I often use the term "blending" and I think most of you know what I mean. Blending is means gently rubbing together two pastels on the surface to create a new color.
Sometimes we might use our finger or a blending tool to do this, but it is best to let the pastels do itthemselves. This is achieved best by using sticks of the same hardness.
That is how I achieved the colors of the taffy in this painting.
But what is scumbling and glazing? They are both much like blending, but...
I used a lot of scumbling and glazing in this painting!