Sunday, March 17, 2019

Reductive Pastel Painting With Carrie Moore

 Carrie Moore shared her knowledge and experience about a
 reductive pastel painting process in a three day workshop at her studio.

These pastel paintings can be mounted on cradle board or be framed with no glass!

No sanded paper for this technique.
We worked on Rives BFK 280G printmaking paper.

Here is my reference photo and sketch...

and the beginning steps of applying the pastel.

Once the selected colors are on, a layer of a light Schnincke pastel is applied,
 then rubbed over the entire surface.

Wearing a mask, and using a rag, the top layer is gently removed to reveal the colors underneath.

That's when more color is removed using a kneaded eraser, white staedtler eraser, and a small rag.

Fixative is applied between layers outdoors.

A pastel pencil was used to define shapes and add line work.

I'm feeling energized about learning this new technique with my favorite medium!