The joys of pastel and watercolour.

Detail with resist.

Detail with resist.

I used a lot of oil pastel in this series of paintings, and I almost always buried the oil pastel under layers of watercolour and gouache. I would often take a clean sheet of paper and scribble over it with pastel or coloured pencils. The oil pastel resists watercolour so beautifully and creates a great texture to the surface.

Pastel resist.

Pastel resist.

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