Monday, 25 January 2016

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS - # 26 - INDIGO ROSE ACEO


INDIGO ROSE ACEO

2.5" x 3.5" Pastel on Daler-Rowney Pre-cut ACEO Card
 



Continuing my pastel discovery week, I decided to try some of the coloured pastel card in the pack. This is painted on the black card. I've painted a blue rose ACEO in acrylics, but I found this much easier. The battle with the fast drying medium and darkening colours as it dries is a real challenge with acrylic and pastel has none of that. 

There are other challenges with pastel such as more pre-planning because pastel will only take so much layering. There is also only a limited possibility of mixing by layering the pastel, so you must have most colours you need available. That having been said, I think this is my most successful rose to date. They have always been my nemesis with acrylic, so in the future if I want to paint a rose I think I will choose pastels.

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Stay tuned for more new paintings in the final week of the challenge.

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