Saturday, January 20, 2007

liberation of pure colour

Pastel of sally on Tinted paper

I will have to admit I love the pure colour pigments you get with soft pastels...the let me "paint" in the colour much faster than trying to build up washes... I can build up these pure pigments on the papers tooth... ok the casuality is transparency and tenderess (compared with watercolour)... but pure colour lets the skin come alive and radiant with sensuality... feel the warmth, feel the gravity

I wonder why there are not more great nudes painted in pastel?

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