Well, this was a real learning process……don’t buy cheap paper, even for practice!  I saw that the paper in the pad had texture on both sides, but I thought  it looked different and might be fun to work with.   (I tend to work on the smooth side of Mi-Tientes, etc.)    Little did I know that the texture was like a million tiny knife slits which made it difficult to cover the color of the paper (weird grey/brown), but completely controlled how the pastel worked into it.    Lots of rubbing and smudging went on.  As soon as I find the pad on the shelf with my other pastel pads, it is going to join the various items collected in the land dump where it belongs.

3 Responses to “Purple Mountains”

  1. Thom says:

    In the recycling bin, you mean!

    You still built a well-composed scene,I think.
    I HATE inking on toothy paper.

  2. admin says:

    I stand corrected. The recycle bit it will be! Thanks for the positive comment!

  3. leila Schnyder says:

    It has an impressionist quality probably due to the smudging, etc. It may have felt impossible to work with, but the result is quite pretty.

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