Carol Hodgson paints in pastels in a lively, vivacious style that is much admired for its freshness.
I have been reading her book How To Paint: Pastels and have chosen a few tips from Carol.
-Use a putty rubber, also called a kneadable eraser, for correcting mistakes as well as lifting off loose pastel dust to keep the colours from getting muddy. This type of easer removes the pastel without damaging the surface of the paper like a plastic eraser might.
-She works upright on an easel to let the excess pastel dust fall away to keep the colours clean.
-A paintbrush works well for brushing off pastel completely, to erase a mistake.
You can see more tips and her step-by-step demonstrations in her book
How To Paint: Pastels. Click here to go to the book on the Jackson’s website.
As always, book prices are discounted from the cover prices.