8" x 10" oil pastel on paper
I tried out the Colourfix pastel paper for this portrait. Typically I use the Colourfix primer from the jar on my own paper or board. I didn't find it that much different, perhaps easier because I didn't have to do the priming and deal with warping issues. Usually I have to contend with the paper or board curling when I apply the primer. I have yet to find my idea surface, but I'm still looking!
This week I'll be working on another pet portrait and some larger pieces based on some photos I took at Mordecai Historic Park in Raleigh last week. Stay tuned!
Update: See the Facebook event invite for the Auction Preview at the NC Museum of Art on March 30, 2012! (mentioned in last blog post)