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Studio Tips for the
Oil Painter


Studio Tips for the
Pastel Painter

Fixative

Removing Pastel

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Removing Pastel


Splicing
Colourfix Papers

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Colourfix Papers

Tips on
Using Values


Wrapping
Linen Liners


Ideas for
Pastel Societies


Painter's Quiz

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Master-Pastelist Donna Aldridge 's national award-winning pastel painting of "Forsythia Bursting over Brush Creek" where this famous Kansas City waterway runs thru Mission Hills, KS.
Forsythia Bursting over Brush Creek
Pastel
18"x26"
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Donna Aldridge
PSA M-MAPS
© 2003 Donna Aldridge


You are extended permission to make copies of this information for your use or to share with other artists as long as copyright notice and attribution are respected and maintained—Donna Aldridge©2003.

Studio Tips for the Oil Painter

These include notes on brushes, framing, solvents, studio environment and other issues or tips that Donna has discovered over the years of working as a professional fine artist.
Studio Tips for the Oil Painter


Studio Tips for the Pastel Painter

These are a few of the various tips Donna has written as editor for the MidAmerica Pastel Society newsletters or for use in the Pastel Journal, etc, since 1998.
Studio Tips for the Pastel Painter


Fixative

Notes on Fixative for Pastel Paintings from a 1999 IAPS Program on Conservation by Ross Merrill, Head Conservator of the National Gallery, Washington, DC, with added comments and illustrations on using fixative by Donna Aldridge.
Fixative


Techniques for Removing Pastel

Sometimes we build up too much pigment in some areas of our painting making it difficult or impossible to continue without first removing one or more layers—or we may want to go back to the original drawing or underpainting to rework some part of our painting. OR—we've grown to love that Undo command on our computer and want the same luxury in our pastel painting!

Here are a number of important suggestions about materials and tools plus the techniques for using them.
Removing Pastel

You may also download a 332KB pdf file. Adobe Acrobat provides a free download of software to open this pdf, which may be printed out in color or b/w on your home/office printer 8.5" x11" or larger—two pages.

You are extended permission to make copies for your use or to share as long as the copyright notice and attribution on the sheet is respected and maintained—Donna Aldridge©2001.
Download 148KB pdf file of Removing Pastel


Splicing Art Spectrum Colourfix Papers

Occasionally it is useful to be able to add more space to a painting surface, whether to accomdate the needs of a composition or simply to double the area for a new work. Colourfix sanded papers allows you to carry this off with the use of their matching Art Spectrum Primer. For detailed illustrated steps in this, you may click on the link below. Will take a few extra moments to download to your screen.
Splicing Art Spectrum Colourfix Papers

You may also download a 332KB pdf file. Adobe Acrobat provides a free download of software to open this pdf, which may be printed out in color or b/w on your home/office printer 8.5" x11" or larger—two pages.

You are extended permission to make copies for your use or to share as long as the copyright notice and attribution on the sheet is respected and maintained—Donna Aldridge©2001.
Download 332KB pdf file of Splicing Colourfix Papers


Tips on Using Values

Seeing, understanding and using the correct Values in paintings can be very challenging for artists. Here are a number of Tips to help you!
For additional information and learning opportunities order Aldridge's Artists' Essentials Mastering Color DVDs in 3 Volumes.
Value Tips

Wrapping Linen Liners

8 illustrations (with notes to be completed soon) on wrapping linen liners to be used on oil, acrylic or pastel paintings.
Wrapping Linen Liners


Ideas for New and Developing Pastel Societies

This was written in 1999 about ideas put into play while establishing the MidAmerica Pastel Society. Update notes have been added.
Ideas for Pastel Societies


Painter’s QUIZ ~ Just for Fun*

A new way of looking at some old problems.
Painte
r's Quiz


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