Saturday, November 24, 2007

Farm house, Walworth County, Wisconsin

When I was taking a class in Cody, WY last summer, one of the painters, Sarah, asked if anyone worked in pastel. Since I had done a few, she told me about Wallis sanded pastel paper which I had never heard of. I ordered some not knowing what to expect. I've done enough woodworking and woodcarving to know sand paper when I see it. This is archival sanded paper, but very nice stuff. It probably takes more off (sands off) your pastel stick than ordinary paper, but it has a very substantial surface to it. The pastel shown is a 9 X 12" work of a farm along the road in Walworth County, WI where I have found many of the farm houses and scenes I've done in the past.


Lynn Dykstra said...

When I click on the photo for a close-up, I can see the pastel lays on pretty thick--interesting how one change in your materials leads to such a different look. Beautiful.

Slim Johnson said...

Thanks, Lynn: I actually don't like the extreme close-up that this gives -- too many flaws show up. Steve

Lynn Dykstra said...

Ah, not flaws, technique