|"Dusk Returning", 2011|
7x10 inches, soft pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes
Seems my local art stores are no longer carrying them, in sets or open stock, because they're no longer selling well. Everyone is buying sticks. But I do small work and it's hard to sharpen a stick - well, actually, it's easy, but you lose so much pigment, especially if you want a point for the small details. And sticks are so messy.
Hmmph... (Don't I sound like a curmudgeon, though? I will most likely order from the States, where everything is available, so I guess I shouldn'tcomplain.)
Sprayed the pastel today, then watched Lust for Life, a 1956 film about Van Gogh, starring Kirk Douglas (Van Gogh) and Anthony Quinn (Gauguin).
All in all, an artsy weekend, so I'm quite content to let the dog out one last time before I turn in.
Hope your weekend was good, too. Till next time, folks.