Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Making Pastels Resource

Making Professional Pastels.  Resource at Daniel Smith, by Paul de Marrias.

I made these.

Pigment Pen

The Daniel Smith stores are here in Washington state.  I especially enjoy going into the Seattle store and picking out big, white bags of pigment - French Ultramarine is my favorite.

Here are some stores around the US that supply pigments and other materials:

Daniel Smith, founded in Seattle.
Utrecht Art Supplies, founded in NYC.
Rochester Art Supply, Rochester, NY.
Artisan, Santa Fe.  Find Gamblin pigments there.

I guess I borrowed some pigments from a pastel stick in this instance, but pictured is a bag of Daniel Smith Whiting.  The jar holds blue easel tailings.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

DIY Trug

The pastels shown in this homemade trug are the medium (read: oversize) Unisons, and some big "homemades."  It is crudely made, but still working fine after several years!

Homemade trug:  utility knife, Elmer's glue and Foam Board are all you need.  Mine does duty as a carrier for odd-size pastels.  Hmmn.  I think I'll make a couple more for my charcoal and drawing tools.