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Pastelmat Experimentation

Lots of people have created beautiful art using pastelmat and colored pencils, but this is still a learning curve for me. I tried one piece without knowing a thing about pastelmat and what a struggle. The second piece was a tutorial. Now I have finished three of four pieces with a fourth one in progress. The idea was to stick with one type of paper to understand its properties. This turned out to be very helpful since generally each piece I work on is a different surface.

Naturally, I became bored after three or maybe I just needed a change and since I had already drawn out an image on the pastelmat I decided to finish the fourth piece. So here is the fourth. Working on just creating crazy designs, whatever comes into my mind. I'm not sure how well this one will work out.

I do have two or three ideas for new pieces, although I will first need to develop working drawings. Both of the pieces will be landscapes. Of course I've already begun a larger abstract piece. Right now it's in the very early planning stages.

I have no idea what this will be. I just sat down and started drawing, but I already have some ideas of where I'd like to go next.

Other News: That I'm excited about.

I had an article published in the April 2022 issue of the Colored Pencil magazine entitled Landscape and Abstract in which I discuss how I ended up doing both. Actually, I still do botanic pieces as well.

Many of the pieces I worked on last year have already been delivered to Mullaly's 128 Gallery in Elk Rapids, Michigan. Now I wait and see if any of them will captivate a buyer.

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