Sunday, December 13, 2009


Our pond has appeared in my paintings before but never as a solid - still frozen by our record cold streak. This is my first painting on new Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper. A big reduction in pastel dust. The paper is available from Dakota Art Pastels.


Katherine Tyrrell said...

This is really lovely. Interesting to note the reduction in pastel dust as well.

Barbara said...

Thanks Katherine. I hope to work on Pastelmat again soon and pay more attention to the topic of dust. First impression is that the paper grabs the pastel instead of grating it into the tray on the easel below the painting.