Pastels with Maria

Ok, so I guess I’ve forgotten to tell you, but I’ve signed up and have started taking more drawing sessions. I’m actually taking pastels at the local art center near my home. I’m working with the wonderfully talented Maria Lyle.

So, last week, I just showed up without getting supplies. This worked out ok because I wanted to see what was best to get. Maria recommended these wonderful pastels from Germany, which they do not sell locally, but I was able to order online. Today, my order arrived and I can’t wait to go home and unpack my new pastels.

This is the brand in case you are curious.

Until next time…

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  1. mythopolis
    October 7, 2010 / 6:36 pm

    They are fun to play with…hope you enjoy them…a little escape from your techno-dilemmas regarding cameras?

  2. Carol
    October 9, 2010 / 6:21 pm

    Yes, indeed. It's actually my secret plot to take over the world. First I started drawing, then pastels, next painting (more) and then finally mixing photography + paint together. Once I do that, lookout world, here I come!

    Of course, until then, I just have dirty fingers. :~(

  3. cariea
    October 10, 2010 / 11:41 pm

    Did you know that Schmincke means " Paint" and "Make-up" in English? In my youth in Germany in the '40s "Rote (red) Schmincke meant Lipstick and was a baaaad word because we (as good highschool girls) were not supposed to wear lipstick or make-up……..cariea

  4. Carol
    October 11, 2010 / 4:32 am

    Wow, that's good to know. If I had to guess I would have thought it meant "smooshes with ease" as the pastels are very nice and easy to smudge. They are really the best pastels for doing soft pastels with, at least they are far better than all of the ones I've tried so far.

    But, yes, no makeup for the little ones. :~)

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