Saturday, April 16, 2011
the secret and a tip
Do you want to know a little secret? A pastel painter's secret tool is a feather duster. No, I have never used one at home (dusting is not a regular activity here), but when my good friend Christine showed me this little gem it was love at first sight. Lightweight, can be carried anywhere, the feather duster cleans a pastel box in a moment or two and then you are good to go. Store your little duster inside an old paper towel roll and voilah! All for only $2.99!
Another small story ...... yesterday when I was once again plein air painting with the five year olds we had another brilliant moment. A different little boy had his painting with him and he was sitting down by the pond. He sat just looking for a long time. Then he calls me over and says, Loriann people think water is blue, but it's not! Look, it's brown with green!" A little tip to learn from our 5 year old painter- take the time to look, look carefully before picking up a brush or a pastel.