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Saturday, February 01, 2020

What Can You Paint with 16 Pastels?

'Autumn Marsh'                9x12              pastel               ©Karen Margulis
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Pastels can be expensive! Are you on a budget? Or perhaps you are looking for a small simple set for travel or quick studies. I have been asked by my patrons over on my Patreon group to review some budget pastels sets. This month I begin the series of reviews. I am beginning with a simple limited palette set of assorted pastels by Daler Rowney. Several other pastel brands offer similar limited palette sets.

Throughout the month I will be using this set for many of my demos and videos. It will. be a lot of fun to explore a budget set of limited colors and values and see what I can do with them.

The painting in todays post is one of my demos using the set alone. It is on Canson Mi-Teintes paper so a true 'budget' painting!

If you have been thinking about trying Patreon this is the month to give it a try! It is $4 a month or $6 a month if you want to include the Paint Along and bonus lessons. You can cancel easily at any time! Check it out at

I will be sharing some tips here of course but the Patreon group expands on these blog posts!

Daler Rowney set of 16 assorted pastels.

the reference photo for today's painting

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