Sunday, December 20, 2009

Chanukah and PanPastels



Friday night was the last night of Chanukah and so the last candle was added and what a nice space of light it makes.

This is a photo taken with no flash.

My favorite.





And, this one was taken with the auto flash. I am always amazed at the pictures this Canon Digital Elph SD800IS takes.

I've had the camera for about 2 years now and I like it because it has a function that stabilizes the image in spite of any shake your hand might do.

Sometimes however, you want a blur and boy do I have to swing my arm to get it!





This week when I came home for lunch I found some PanPastels waiting for me. Oh, do I love the mail lady!

This is a quick play with a Love stamp on watercolor paper. Wow! do these colors blend!!!

I bought some bright colors and pastels to try on some portraits.

We'll see what happens.

4 comments:

Diane said...

Hi Adrian--how have you been? I miss gut art class :( I really like the look of the Pan Pastels. Who makes them?

bluegiraffe said...

Hi, Adrian. I think we were in an online class together at Creative Workshops--Pam Carriker's Portrait class? I check your blog occasionally. Your recent portraits have been just lovely. I got a kick out of your latest posting because I too have become addicted to Pan Pastels during Hanukkah this year :).

Sherry P
http://alittlecoloreveryday.blogspot.com/

bluegiraffe said...

Hi again, Adrian. Thanks for visiting my blog! I answered your questions about Pan Pastels in a comment on my blog. Here's an excerpt: The colors do rub off somewhat onto facing pages, but stay pretty vivid on the actual page. I haven't used a real fixative yet (too smelly and maybe toxic, and it's only an informal journal) but did use hairspray (my art journaling teacher recommends that) and it helped a little, not a lot. FYI- here's a link to a youtube video by Pam C. on painting a portrait with Pan Pastels, if you haven't seen it yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zx5CfNLpI8

bluegiraffe said...

Hi again, Adrian. Thanks for visiting my blog! I responded to your questions there, but here's an excerpt. I'm going to keep experimenting with the pastels and hopefully we can trade tips in the future.
"The colors do rub off somewhat onto facing pages, but stay pretty vivid on the actual page. I haven't used a real fixative yet (too smelly and maybe toxic, and it's only an informal journal) but did use hairspray (my art journaling teacher recommends that) and it helped a little, not a lot. FYI- here's a link to a youtube video by Pam C. on painting a portrait with Pan Pastels, if you haven't seen it yet. http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=7zx5CfNLpI8"