I am going on an international painting trip in May, my first. I am new to pastel and this will be plein air pastel painting....
any advice, tips or suggestions would be MOST WELCOME!!!
Well, I am back from my trip. I have fallen in love with pastels. I am enthralled with the experience of pure color and value. I wish this forum was more active.
I'm beginner in pastel,soft pastel i mean although I've used to drawing so many years ago, 20 or more and with colors, not so much experiences worth to say. but in a sudden i decided to try pastels two weeks ago and now i am also a pastel lover.....one question .....is there any area to put the painting to get other artist's advices to improve it ?
Hello saied!! How lucky you are to be going on a pastel plein air trip! Have a wonderful time.
Here are some links that may contain useful information:
-- Top Tips for Traveling Artists-Pastels : http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2011/08/top-tips-for-travelling-artists-pastels.html#more
-- Pastel Plein Air : http://jan777.blogspot.com/p/pastel-plein-air.html
Here are two forums where you can post your pastel paintings and ask for critique:
-- Passionate About Pastels : https://www.facebook.com/groups/71772922083/
-- WetCanvas Soft Pastel Studio and Gallery : http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=149
For plein air pastel painting I would recommend you to just go through the following links below. It has introduction to air painting and some basic tips that will really help you. I was sent that link in email from Jerr's online email service