It has been a very long time since I have posted on this blog. I became discouraged because my blog never seemed to receive any feedback, but I have just attended a very interesting workshop, during which I not only learned an interesting pastel technique but have also decided to come back to writing on this blog.
I attended a Rita Kirkman workshop. If you don't know her work, she does a lot of animals and people, notably a series on Renaissance people.
During the workshop not only was the surface different, but also the ground applied to gatorboard- a much harder surface than I usually like but the format is much different as well. It was so very interesting to do something so different and the effect was looser as well, some of which I liked and but some areas I would prefer more finished. I will be experimenting more with this and posting my results. Below is the one I did which I preferred.