|'Moody Blues' 18x18 pastel SOLD|
The biggest use for the towels is to keep my pastels clean while I paint. I like a towel handy so I can swipe the pastel in between passages. This way you keep your colors bright and clean. When the towel gets dirty, I throw it in the basket until I have enough to do laundry.
I had been using an odd assortment of dish towels. I like the thinner ones best. But my students always have the best ideas. One student uses her husband's gold towels. You know the kind with the metal clip? She attaches the clip to her painting apron strap and it is always handy. Love this idea! Another student found these great hand towels at our local Ikea. They have loops sewn in so I can thread my apron strap through the look keeping the towel in reach yet hands free. It is lightweight too. And she picked a great color! Thank you morning class for your helpful pastel tips!
Today's painting is a commission I did for one of my collectors. She wanted a big blue sunflower. This was so much fun to paint!