Showing posts from February 24, 2019

Comfort Zone

I am beginning a new painting on a beloved surface! Brand new, never before painted on Ampersand Pastel Board. This piece is 18x24" and it is my favorite!

Last week I tried a home made surface that I had never used before. I used a foam roller to cover a piece of gator board with clear gesso mixed with a little pumice. Many pastel artists like it, but I had two disasters in a row.

But then I realized something. My now beloved surfaces had more than two disasters on them before I got familiar with how to create successes on them. Sometimes you have to really give something quite a few tries before writing it off.

Anyway, tonight I return to my comfort zone. Let's hope it goes well!

Tomorrow I will play with my pastels!