Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Potomac Gorge, unfinished work about 36 x40 pastel and oil on marble dust board
My saviors are pastels, of course. I have been researching for a pastel for my bigger works. Normally I prefer Giraults, Unisons and Terry Ludwig, but for big works I want to cover more ground faster. I do it first with paint and then the surface eats up my first layer of pastel quickly. I thought maybe La Grande from Sennelier. But my experience with Sennelier is, great color,but crumbly. I love Diane Townsends so I decided to try her terrages. I bought a small collection of neutrals from Dakota Pastel.
SO the jury is in! I love them. I want them all! The terrages work great on my marble dust board. They can keep their line and layer like crazy. Anyone else try them? What do you think?
Today is a very icy day here so I am in the studio all day. I am just hoping the power stays.