|'A World Away' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
What a pleasure to paint today. I had a box of clean and organized pastels to work with. It was very satisfying even though I dreaded the cleanup process. I had so much dread that I put off cleaning my pastels for 3 years! As a result I was painting with small bits and pieces of pastels even though I had replacements in boxes....somewhere! It was time to get organized!
I am sharing some photos of the clean up process but I made a video while cleaning. You can see the video on my YouTube channel here. https://youtu.be/5ytNrP6l1i4 Be sure to like and follow :)
|Click here to see the video on YouTube|
|The finished box.|
|A box of Nupastels and a rolling cart of extra pastels. The overflow!|
|All my extra Terry Ludwig pastels from sets I had broken up.|
I still keep special TL sets in their original boxes and use them separately.
|Work in progress. I am emptying the big studio box|
|I pulled out the smaller pieces of pastel.|
I will use them for smaller paintings.
|Three years of daily painting leads to small pastels!|
|Even smaller bits went into these containers.|
I will make pastels with these bits soon.
|My Heilman box collection (some given to me and some awarded.)|
I still need to go through these boxes and clean the plain air /workshop pastels.
|I used cornmeal to clean the pastels. This is the cornmeal at the end of the clean up.|
I hope you enjoyed the look at the pastel clean up. Let me know if you have any questions after you watch the video!
Painting notes: Painted on Pastelmat with my clean pastels! (Terry Ludwig and Diane Townsend)