Demonstration…..Use the sides of the ¼ sticks as I am
demonstrating. Think of the side as a wide brush!
Use a piece of (warm) Salmon La Carte paper.
Make geometric forms using each twenty pastel; don’t overlap between
colors. Some great effects are achieved by leaving areas of the paper showing
between colors. See detail of hat
detail of "Petal Sweeper"
Leave ½" or more of untouched paper around borders
Tap off dust into paper sack every so often, Remember: don’t blow!
Start with light colors and wipe fingers with Kleenex as needed.
Diaper wipes work great for a final hand cleanup
Repeat exercise using a full piece cool (blue-gray) Canson paper
Think about nice look shapes and interesting relationships between colors. Don’t
copy this example but make up your own
There is a whole lot written about color theory but we must first start by
observing for ourselves. Learning to see take time and practice.
Note that the light blue/green is very soft and may crumble…. When a
color is used up I have replacements.
The Canson paper has two sides: one smooth and one textured…take your
Expect your fingers to get colored! It’s part of the fun, but do use
Kleenex when going from a dark color to a light color…