Friday, October 29, 2010

stuck and unstuck

If you have been following this journal for the past few days, you know that I prepared two acrylic paintings to accept pastel. I finished the first one and posted it a couple days ago. I am stuck on the second painting. I could move forward adding more color, value, lines with pastel but I might get to the point of wanting to wash it off and I'm not sure this particular ground could withstand that process.

Here's how I'm going to get unstuck. I took a photo of the work and printed it out. Now I'm going to add colored pencil to the printout to see what might work when I go back to the easel with pastel. I've used this method before and it worked well. Let me know if you try it and how it works for you.


  1. What a great idea! I've heard of oil/acrylic painters putting a piece of acetate over a stalled painting and painting changes on the acetate.

  2. Now THAT is a smart idea, indeed ! I keep trying to get a good photo of my bigger paintings but no luck so far. I suppose they might be good enough to use in this fashion.
    As soon as I give it a try I'll yell at you.
    Love your work and your blog !