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Two Shells on Blue Paper

19 days ago   |   By Awake and Painting

Pastel on paper 12" x 16 3/4"
Working in pastel is giving me a real jolt. It's so difficult! Yet the the feel of the soft sticks in my fingers, and the beautiful textures they give are satisfying. I thought it would be kind of like drawing in charcoal, except in color. Instead I find it hard to be very exacting, and easy to get muddy colors (on that point I'm disagreeing with my last post). I can now see why so many pastel artists end up not blending colors, but instead placing strokes of differing colors side by side.
This is drawn on charcoal paper, but I've been reading about preparing...
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