If you are in the greater Washington DC area, Artomatic starts this Friday at noon and runs through May 6th. Opening night this Friday from 7 pm - midnight. Artomatic is a large arts festival that is free to the public. The address is 1800 South Bell Street in Crystal City. There's plenty of garage parking and it's right off a metro stop.
My space is on the 7th floor. I've been spending a good deal of time getting ready for this show, including these two recent pastel paintings. I've posted many in-process photos on Instagram, however, I haven't posted the final paintings here. For both of these I used Ampersand Pastelboard.
This one's another shot from Scotland. We stopped along the A82 to see the Three Sisters and this is Coire Gabhail on the left and Gearr Aonach on the right. For this I used a gray Pastelboard and didn't do a separate underpainting.
And this was on a smaller white pastelboard that I bought to try out the surface. I thought I'd try out a still life and I liked how the surface took the pastel. It's not quite as toothy as the 400 UArt paper, but it won't warp or bend. I did do a pastel underpainting using water on the surface.
I like these boards and just received a few other colors in the mail to try out, including a few gessoboards that will need to have a pastel surface added. Can't wait to try these out!