Friday, March 19, 2010
I'm not a pastellist and rarely use them beyond touches in other pieces, but occasionally I feel a need to try them and today was the day. Then again, I haven't got a great set of pastels. Its a combination of various brands and colours along with left overs from many years ago. Brands and quality vary so much and I should invest in a few more colours then perhaps I'd be more inspired than trying to create colours that just will not be created with what I have. However I don't want to invest a lot of money in something that I won't use frequently. What are your six 'must have' colours in pastels? What brand?
I needed a touch of summer and found an image that I took at Salmonier last summer. A shallow river winds its way through reeds and was quite cooling being near it on that hot day. I'm hoping this captures a bit of the day.