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Let us have a complete restoration of America!!
***PLEASE don't pave one more beautiful pasture,
***PLEASE don't cut down one more tree,
***PLEASE don't build another building,
**NO MORE LAND DEVELOPMENT UNTIL THE RESTORATION OF THE EXISTING IS COMPLETE**
S T O P . . . U R B A N . . . S P R A W L *** S A V E ... O U R ... L A N D ! !


Thursday, December 9, 2010

My New Method - Oils over Soft Pastels with Alcohol Wash - UPDATE

I did an experiment today.  I started with a soft pastel underpainting on Uart bonded to matboard.  Then I liquified the pastel with rubbing alcohol and a 1/2" flat synthetic paint brush.  Let dry.  Painted over the whole thing in oils.  Worked like a charm!!  Here is the piece.

©2010 Paula Ann Ford, Summertime Pines. Oils on Uart Board, 9"x9"

2 comments:

hmuxo said...

This is a beautiful painting Paula. I work with pastels only and never knew you can do this. The pink and white flowers are wonderful..so well done..

Paula Ann Ford said...

Thank you so much Hilda!

I was originally taught to do an acrylic underpainting for oils. Well, liquifying pastels is so similar and works great.