Colours in Port Coquitlam to buy pencil leads for my upcoming commission and ended up with a new medium, pastels. I need a new medium like I need another hole in my head but I could not help myself :) I have wanted to try pastels for years but the thought of a zillion pastel sticks and dust all over my studio kept me at bay.
Well now they have the pan pastels that I have been eyeing for over a year now and I could not take the temptation any longer. I have an obsession for boxes/containers & these come in nice little discs that interlock together, very cool. They are much lower in dust (they say) and can be applied with a sponge so I am guessing it will have a feel of painting/drawing combined.
I am very proud of myself as I resisted getting the portrait set which includes several colors and tools. I only got two colors to play with and a couple of sponges so I plan on doing a few monochromatic pieces to get the feel for the. Of course they did not have the pencil leads in yet that I need so I need to go back soon...it may be a very bad thing to have an art store so close by!