|Azul y Oro|
12 x 9
Pastel on Tinted Pumice
I primed the board again with pumice tinted with the neutral grey collected pastel dust I've been collecting. I'm so happy to have a use for it besides making grey pastels. I then over painted with a mix of 4 to 1 Gold with burnt sienna. Then I lightly applied the pastel. I decided I liked the underpainting/texture to show through on this one. This one is a revisit to "Blue Agave Supernova". Overall, my black gatorboard "experiment" is successful and I will be purchasing more. I learned the gatorboard priming technique in Rita Kirkman's workshop, but I know I needed to make it my own. I think it will continue to evolve.
I still have a roll of UArt 500 I need to continue to use. I'm feeling excited about the new metallic series, but a bit tired of my resource photo cache. I'm going to see about going to the wholesale cactus farm East of my home. While they don't sell retail, perhaps they will let me take photos at least. Not sure when I'll get out to Phoenix yet. I'm waiting on two more juried festival events to finalize - then I can plan my additional travel.