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February 01, 2020

Lavender field on hilltop - Soft pastel

This piece of (expensive) Uart sanded paper started out with a different picture on it. It was one that went sideways at the end and was just so awful. I hated it and felt I had wasted "the good paper" with a mistake.

I started over on another piece of paper, but still had this picture that made me quite sad. Then I remembered a video where the artist showed how to reuse the paper from a drawing you no longer want. She used a brush to remove the topmost layer of pastel and created a totally different picture from it. So I took that sad picture and a brush and went at it.

There was still pigment on the page, but the top pastel covered it nicely. The leftover pigment dictated some of the composition since I was basically trying to cover it. However, this new painting looks so much better!

I really like how some of the things in this came out and it was useful practice.

Posted by BlueWolf on February 1, 2020 02:38 AM