|'Forever Fall' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
This week I want to focus on the color red. I love painting red trees. I have a trick to help make red foliage glow with light. I will share it in another post this week. It helps to have some good red pastels though.
|A set of 5 red pastels by Mount Vision|
I'd like to share another option for great pastels that won't break the bank. Mount Vision Pastels. The handmade pastels are a great value. They are nice and big. I can easily cut them into thirds to distribute among my pastel boxes. The are richly pigmented and a medium soft. They really are great workhorse pastels. You can get a box of 25 reds and pinks or you can order your reds open stock. A few years ago I got this sampler set of reds which I didn't see available. Visit the Mount Vision website here.
TIP: Are you ready to paint red? It's time to pull out all of the red pastels you have. Clean them and make a color chart. Do you have a good range of reds? Dark to light? Dull to intense pure reds? Warm orangey reds and cooler red violets? Take note of what you are missing. More on painting red to come.