Sunday, December 18, 2011

More Pastels

I cut yesterday's solution in half for this evening's work. A tool I neglected to mention is latex gloves. They sure make cleanup easier. I also made up a good amount of white and used it all.

Here is tonight's work. Black Iron Oxide, Raw Umber Green, French Ochre, and Gold Ochre. I found that rolling out on paper towels was easiest for controlling the sticks.

I'm going to refrigerate the solutions just in case I decide to whip up another batch. But first I think it's time to try out the product! Besides, my Old Master copy work is waiting for my return.

An interesting byproduct is that these pastel sets make a good color chart of my pigments, nicely detailing what pigment mixes with white in oils and egg tempera would look like.