|'Ode to Sunshine' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold|
I decided to put them to the test on some Canson Mi-teintes paper. This paper has a rough side and a smooth side. I prefer the smooth most of the time. (the rough has a honey-comb like surface that I sometimes like) The paper doesn't really have much tooth so the pumice might really make a difference.
Did it? I would say yes!! I got quite a few layers on this piece of Canson.
|Block-in on Blue Canson paper|
|Block-in softened with a paper towel|
I started with a layer of color all over the blue paper. This was my block-in. I then took a Viva paper towel and wiped it so that I was left with a ghost image of my flowers. I then proceeded to paint starting with darks and getting brighter and brighter. I never lost the tooth and lost count of the layers I got. Not to mention the wonderful rich vibrant color in these pastels. I am very happy I decided to add them to my collection!
|My new set of 120 Pure Colors by Diane Townsend|