Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lighten Up!

I purchased a pad of white "pearlized" paper that had a nice feel to it. Perhaps it would take pastel well? Hmmm, not as well as I thought, since I can't apply very many layers. However, it will give me an opportunity to work lighter, and try suggesting my subjects with as few strokes as possible. For this piece I am using only the side of the pastel for broad areas as well as thinner lines. It was enjoyable, so I'll work with that technique for a while. It does help me to "lighten up". :)

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy the light, airy feel of this piece. Nice work making the vase actually look like glass!