|'Sweet Girl' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold|
When I am faced with painting something white like this adorable little dog I reach for my favorite light pastels...Diane Townsend Soft pastels. These lights are almost white but lean towards a pale color. I call them 'Almost Whites'. I love love Terry Ludwig, Sennelier and Schminke lights but I seem to reach most often for the Diane Townsends. I like the ever so slight gritty texture and how it they sound scratchy when using them.
|Look at Diane Townsend pastel Here|
The next time you are painting something white and reach for the pure white....stop and look for the color. Choose a pale light instead of the white. Reserve that pure white for the highlight if it is even necessary.
|The pastels I used for this dog painting. No Pure white for this white dog!|
|A selection of light value pastels with color.....Colorful Lights or Almost Whites|