|'In John's Meadow' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I didn't need another stick of pastel. But I couldn't just walk away and leave this box of lovely colors. It needed me! I went to the Art Materials Expo on Sunday with no intention to purchase pastels. I was on the hunt for new and interesting papers. (more on that soon) As I went up and down the aisles of art supplies I was drawn to the Richeson booth. There is where I found them.....a set of 18 Unison pastels called John's set.
|My new set of Unison pastels 'John's Set'|
I could have admired them in the box but I knew they needed to be used. So I bit the bullet and took off the wrappers and broke each stick in half. Now they were ready.
|Ready to paint!|
They went on the Uart paper like butter. I was able to get nice smooth application and layers. I liked the sharp edge of the end of the broken stick to draw fine lines. I did need to add a few lights and a darker green to finish this painting but it as mostly done with my new set.
|close up detail|
I didn't need new pastels but adding a few more beautiful Unisons can't be a bad thing! If you are a fan of Unison or just want to learn more I highly recommend a visit to their website....it's great! They have a step by step look at the process they use to make the pastels...a must see! http://unisoncolour.com/our-story/the-pastel