Woman with shell on Colourfix Suede

It occurs to me that pastel manufacturers could be very helpful to pastel artists if they would label their colors something like, “Exactly Matches Colourfix Suede in Tan” or something like that…

 

 

Towel wrapped boy on La Carte

 

 

Walking the Dog on Colourfix Sabertooth

Same palette as yesterday, plus white. Not crazy about this surface but maybe it's the wrong subject for it. I like the little dog. I may do this again, on different paper, see what happens then.

 

 

Pensive on Richeson Premium

Going through my reference photos and found this guy walking along the beach. I love his demeanor, the colors of his skin, the hairiness of him. Perfect for this ochre-colored pastel paper.

And these are the pastels I used.

 

3 Searchers on Pastelmat

Three searchers in the surf on Pastelmat paper. Kind of a mauve color, worked well for a subject in low light.

3 searchers on the beach

3 Searchers, 8×10″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia, © 2014

3 searchers on the beach

3 Searchers, detail, 8×10″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia, © 2014

In the surf on Mi-teintes Touch

Today’s paper is Mi-Teintes Touch by Canson. It’s a pale blue gray. Not as toothy as some of the others.

woman in the surf

In the Surf, 8×10″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia, © 2014

woman in the surf

In the Surf, detail, 8×10″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia, © 2014

Shelling on Art Spectrum Colorfix

This is really a lot of fun, going through my sample pack of pastel papers. Today’s paper is a purplish colored Art Spectrum Colorfix. I like how I don’t have to work hard at all to put color down with sanded paper. As a matter of fact, I’m having to learn to adjust the pressure that I’m used to using, lightening my touch up a bit.

Woman on the beach in pastel

“Shelling on Art Spectrum Colorfix”, detail, 10×8″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia, ©2014