I was also kind of surprised to find out that she sends her pastels OUT to be framed. "Requires too much patience!" she said. So if anybody wants to buy pastels, I'll probably sell them unframed! (Or use the excellent framer I have found since, who caters to artists who need/want to keep their overhead down.)
Here are the sheep I started yesterday, with a bit more facial definition (and legs!).
Here they are at the end of class. Seeing them on screen and in various sizes, I can see that they need more work, although I'm not quite sure what or how. Nevertheless, I was pleased that every time another student, or
A Local Artist, for that matter, came over to look at them, they smiled or even laughed out loud.
"Cute, but not cutesy!" was the primary verdict. "Gives me a warm feeling, right here," was another.
Which is OK with me.
Tomorrow, I plan to use the coarse pumice gel medium on some watercolor paper and do some experimenting with that. I might even cut some of the sanded Wallis paper into workable sizes.
Oh, and my right hand index finger aches at the first joint. Apparently I am not ergonomic with my blending technique. I have found myself wishing that I had witch-like pointy fingers so my blending was more focused.