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Reply #30 on: November 20, 2013, 12:28:36 AM
Thanks Val! I just saved it and then open it it with acrobat. It worked  :D .


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Reply #31 on: November 20, 2013, 02:22:23 AM
Val, those pastels are excellent to begin with.

Thebryce, pastels have potential to last hundreds of years if they are framed and properly sealed behind glass.
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Reply #32 on: November 20, 2013, 02:48:19 AM
 :urwelcome: Vjah  O0


Thanks Dennis, now I just need to find some of that fixative.  :detective:


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Reply #33 on: November 20, 2013, 03:44:12 AM
I have a set of pastels that I got when I was 13, and they are still usable and bright.  I'm just not interested in anything messy and powdery anymore.

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Reply #35 on: November 22, 2013, 02:00:22 AM
I felt the same way Bhavna. You do not want the middle link, they are oil pastels. Dennis will be using the other type, soft pastels, which are chalky.


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Reply #36 on: November 22, 2013, 08:54:04 PM
The bottom link for PROART pastels (set of 48) looks like a very good deal.
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Reply #37 on: November 23, 2013, 10:43:42 PM
Dennis, you are a wonderful teacher, and I have learned so much from you this year. I am very much looking forward to the pastels series (even though I have much left to learn about watercolors, which I am picking up, along the way.) Pastels look so lovely (and so much cheaper than watercolors  ;) ) This will be very enjoyab;e for me

I will book this class, but I have a conflict for the time--I'll be performing in a Christmas concert at my church that afternoon. So I will have to watch the replays later to see the class.

Question: I see a product advertised as a "workable fixative." Is this suitable?
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Reply #38 on: November 25, 2013, 04:35:28 AM
Is, Day Lilies, the first pastel class?
 
Edit: Oops nevermind. Its the intro. I just went back and re read it  ;D . Just cause my materials wont be in yet by Dec 2nd :sweat: .
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Reply #39 on: November 25, 2013, 08:28:38 AM
Vjah, the next 2 lessons are stlll part of the watercolour lessons, but  a bridge between the actual Pastel Lessons which will only start in January 2014.
As with the watercolours I will start off from the basics and build up to advanced by the end of the year.

Sue, I have not used that particular fixative yet, but it sure looks OK to me.
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Reply #40 on: November 25, 2013, 11:08:39 AM
All I've found so far is hair gel....and one rusty can of hairspray.  :D This is going to be one tough item to find. Off to Guat. City later in the week... hope I can find some there.  :detective:


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Reply #41 on: November 26, 2013, 07:33:35 AM
Dear Val;
Once again |I go back to my old favorite KRYLON Products Group Co.  They make a product called
Krylon Fine Art Fixative spray used to safeguard: charcoal, pencil,  pastel and chalk from dusting,
smudging & fading.   Approx. $13.50 Cnd.  probably a lot cheaper in the US.  Look in a Fine Art
Store as I don't think you will find it in a Michael's or Walmart.
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Reply #42 on: November 26, 2013, 08:49:17 AM
May Lynn, down here I'm lucky to find hairspray....wish I had a use for it!  :pullhair:     (My hair is hip length and kept plaited most of the time).
There is a Walmart in Guatemala City, but not near the area we'll be in. I know of one art shop that will be not too far from us, not well stocked but hoping they'll have a few things I am running short of.

Thanks for the info, I'll look for that as well.  :thankyou:


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Reply #43 on: November 26, 2013, 10:16:32 AM
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Reply #44 on: November 26, 2013, 10:58:53 PM
Thanks Ray, for the insight into hairspray as a fixative.
 for pastels.

May lynn