Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Snow? White?

Soft Pastel 10"x14"
This was a first attempt with working with a new paper designed for soft pastels....from Canson called "touch".  It has a slight "tooth" to the surface so I was able to layer a bit without spraying the surface with a fixative.

The vote is still out if I like the paper.  I've become quite fond of Wallis paper for pastel work.  So, I think it will take a few more tries before I've made up my mind if I use this substrate for commissioned works. 

I came across the photo I took a few seasons ago that I've used here as over everything.  It was early morning and bitterly cold.  Just enough snow to cover the ground, but not deep enough to cover the corn stocks.