Pastel Landscape Mastery – Dry Wash

Pastel Landscape Mastery: Technique - Dry Wash

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Pastel Landscape Mastery – Dry Wash — 14 Comments

  1. Hi, thank you for this video. I wonder what happens with the excess of powder if you don’t use fixative. I tried to use very smooth pastels but when I put away the excess of power, the drawing seems very different and too light.

    • Hi Chantal, If you use a heavily textured paper, the pastel will stay in place a bit easier. You may also need to layer several applications and work them into the tooth of the paper to preserve color intensity.

  2. I was wondering, if I use a pastelmate of 360 gsm will that assist with retaining majority of Patel pigment into surface of paper? Really love the lessons component of course helps me retain overall concepts!
    Thank you

  3. I was wondering, if I use a pastelmate of 350 gsm, will that assist with retaining majority of pastel pigment into surface of paper? Really love the lessons component of course helps me retain overall concepts! Beautiful painting.
    Thank you

    • Hi Denise,

      Pastelmat is quite unique as a surface. It has a fine tooth, but does hold much of the pigment in place. But, it seems it holds that pigment in place after pressure has been placed on it. So, if you are using the dry wash technique, you may have to work some of the pigment into the surface for it to stay in place.

    • Hi Turan,

      The best way to protect the image is to frame it behind glass. If you use acid free paper and quality pastels, then you don’t need to do anything to preserve the work.

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