Thursday, 6 January 2011


I can't post WIP of the current commission until I'm given the go-ahead from my client.

So, I'd just like to say how thrilled I was to receive an email from Bernadette Ward, co-founder of Colorfin LLC a couple of days before Christmas.    She had stumbled across my portrait of Noggin, the Mastiff I completed recently in pastel on Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper. Colorfin are the distributors for Pastelmat in North America and she asked if she could link my blog post to the Pastelmat Facebook Page.

Additionally, she is going to send me some sample Pan Pastels to try - I've heard lots about these innovative pastels from my American Blogger friends but they aren't easy to find here in the UK. So I'm very excited and grateful to Berni ... When I've had the chance to 'play' with them I'll post my reaction.

For anybody wanting to learn a little more about pan pastels, this is the link to their site

So ... there is a Christmas Fairy


Chrissy said...

Lovely, I love getting new art supplies. They look to be an interesting medium. I look forward to seeing what you do with them :-)

sue said...

I'm looking forward to trying them

Kendra said...

I have seen ads for the pan pastels but don't know anyone who has used them so I will be interested in your observations! Lovely that Colorfin is sending you samples!

Jan said...

oooooh! Can't wait until you try them, Sue. I know you'll like them. Will you get any Sofft tools too? Makeup sponges work somewhat if you don't get any. But, you'll be amazed at how quickly you can do a background, for instance, or even some details. Not perfect details but more than you think you could do.

Anyway, keep us posted on how you like them! Maybe Colorfin is revving up to promote these in the UK now and they'll become easier to get!

pett paintings said...

Lucky girl I was soo tempted to treat myself to some pan pastels when on my travels in Oz last year just didn't have room in my suitcase.....can't wait to hear how you get on with them :-)