It looks like I am now having a soft pastels phase. I really love them. I also have been watching some videos on YouTube about how to use soft pastels. These videos told me to work from dark to light – which I hadn’t done in my paintings because I was afraid that the lighter colours would not work on the darker ones. But they do.
I also learned that you needn’t use your fingertips in order to blend the pastels – you could also do it with a paper wiper (they are also called “paper stumps”).
My goal for the month of February is to paint at least three pastel paintings, and to paint them from dark to light. I’ve already got an idea for the next one, and hope to get it online with my Wednesday blogpost.