|'Silver Lake' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I have a little song stuck in my head. It goes way back to my Girl Scout Days. Maybe you know it.
"Make new friends but keep the old. One is Silver and the other's Gold"
It came to mind as I worked on today's painting. I am working on an old friend paper.....Wallis Belgian Mist sanded pastel paper. It used to be my 'Go To' paper. I used both the Belgian Mist color and the white. If you've been painting with pastels awhile then you know Wallis paper. You may miss it or you may have stashes of it somewhere. (see below for the latest update on the paper)
I have been using and enjoying Uart paper for the past couple of years. It is now my Go To paper and I am quite happy with it. But when an artist recently contacted me wishing to sell some Wallis she found at an estate sale I jumped at the chance! It would be so much fun to play with an old friend!
|I am cutting down my bog pieces so I have more to play with!|
I was able to purchase 5 sheets of Belgian Mist in 18x24. They were a bit curled on the edges but otherwise in great shape. I cut one sheet down to some 8x10's and used one for today's painting. I used my favorite starting technique on Wallis: a dry wash with Nupastels.
It was so much fun working on the paper. It brought back some great memories! I have stories about this paper!! Ask me sometime! I do love my golden friends!
Information found on the Sieraa Pastel Society website: