Soft pastels – Tilly and Elsie

TM2013_pp30cm x 41cm (A3) Soft Pastels on rough Mi-Teintes board. Phil Carrero

From the gir’s medal winning performances at the Australian Junior Championships¬†Perth 2013

My first attempt to learn pastels. I love the medium, the purity of color and the challenge to produce realistic work with it. Challenges were fixing, with which spray, how and how many layers. Which surface is best for my purpose, tried smooth illustration board, rough Mi-Teintes and primed board. This last one, the board, seems to be the one to develop further.