‘Hard’ PASTELS ACRYLICS 2010/11 UP TO 2013 RECENT WORK CLOSE & CONTACT
Hard Pastels and Pastel Pencils
These are the less messy version of soft pastels that are produced by the pencil manufacturers and are sold either with a wood surround ( the pencils ) or as an uncovered stick of hard pigment ( sticks )
I used these several years ago when I was first looking at coloured ( wax type ) pencils, and did several
pictures in the pastel pencil medium. I have returned to these in the Spring of 2010 and completed some pictures in just the pastels, and some mixing the medium with coloured pencil after fixing the pastel surface.
Bellapais Abbey, Kyrenia, North Cyprus.
This is coloured (wax) pencil over fixed hard pastel underpainting