Acrylic + Pastels

Before I share today’s project I want to say thank you and be grateful for what I have.

I did this piece with Pentel oil pastels. At $3 for 12 they are an inexpensive beginner set. These are great for simple detailed work. I don’t like the crumble. I’ll probably redo the design but on better paper and work on the color scheme. The colors are too bright. I combined two origial designs that didn’t work on their own. I pasted the clover on the tree and it worked. This is a a great idea! I had fun working on this project. I’m filling my scrapbook with ideas. I didn’t like the blue in my pastel set. The acrylic paint worked well. I love just having all of my supplies and being ready to try a tool if another doesn’t work out.

This is a swatch from a set I used during art class. Eventually I’ll stock up on individual colors that create a smoother finish. I do like the texture of oil pastels.

As a reminder my books are available. Have a good day!

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A visionary artist who paints blooms of optimism. She paints using watercolor, acrylic and fun tools like paper rolls. She's a tea drinker who's curious about everything in nature. Every day she creates and is her place where she learns to trust her ideas, create from her authenticity and documents her process because we are all artists.