Saturday, March 19, 2011

A short video on how to erase a portion of a pastel painting...

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Hope you enjoy this. This short bit was recorded in my studio and is totally an experiment, but might help you see what I do. Please feel free to ask questions!

7 comments:

  1. interesting, i would have never thought of that! thank you :)

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  2. You're welcome! It's become such a necessity in my process that I do this to some degree or another in every painting I do, I think. I do it on Wallis paper even more often, and it works perfectly well--but really it can be done on any toothy surface.

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  3. I sure appreciate seeing what you do, Deborah. Thanks for the video!

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  4. Thanks Deborah! I think I may get a little bolder with my pastels now knowing the way out if I get to carried away.

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  5. I've been doing some intensive studying of watercolor and pastel techniques recently. I feel like a fledgeling bird about to take a first flight (with new knowledge as a flight plan). Thank you for your input into my new tools.

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  6. I'm so glad to know this minute-long demo is of some service. I honestly do a lot of erasing in pastel, and the forgiving nature of the medium is one of the things that I enjoy so much. Wallis paper is even more given to erasures, and in fact I use a white plastic eraser to scrub that surface down to white again, when needed. It's iron!But I've erased with my handy-dandy foam brush on ever surface I've sued. It's a little gentler and doesn't stir up too much dust.

    Have fun--and erase when needed... :)

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  7. I used a stiff old oil painting brush to remove pastel from toothy paper, never thought to use a foam brush as I figured the foam would become shredded by wallis paper due its grainy particles.

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