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Pastel Technique: Building Atmospheric Impacts with Blending and Softening

Today, UART Sanded Paper published my blog on blending and softening using soft pastels and UART sanded paper. Click here for UART Tip #18.

Also, stay tuned for a lengthy article encompassing the entire history of a painting, from reference photo to sketch and composition, value study, multiple underpaintings and (the best part) building the pastel surface on UART sanded paper! I expect to be done with the painting by the end of next week.

This past weekend I delivered "Ski Tracks" to the Chicago Pastel Painters Biennial National Juried Exhibition, held at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, IL. Stop by at the exhibit, which runs from November 8th through December 3rd.

"Ski Tracks" - Soft pastel on UART sanded paper.

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