My husband had given me some wonderful paper which I was dying to work with. The paper is for dry applications (I had it on my wish list), but the pastels I owned were not the quality the paper deserved. So I just plopped down the money for these wonderful soft Senneliers. These are the dark tone set. I have a set of the oil pastels which I adore. I have also used Sennelier's oil sticks on some of my paintings. Many people are intrigued by depth they add to a painting. But I am off track here. I hope I can begin to work abstractly with the pastels and also continue to work with the acrylics. Sometimes, there is just the need to play around with a lot of different things.
I was talking to artist, Florence Artur who told me she often returned to her work with pastels between paintings. She said on some days she just didn't have the energy painting required, but pastels seem to do the trick for her. I hope to use them on the days I can't seem to get to the paint. Visit Florence's web site, www.florenceartur.com to see how she uses one medium to influence the other. So it is with Florence's encouragement, I take her suggestion to try pastels, again. By-the-way, Florence's web site can be viewed in English or French (note the buttons in the upper left of the opening page).
What do you do to influence your work?