Friday, February 23, 2024
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Daily Sketch: Pink Twilight

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“Pink Dusk”, pastel on handmade cotton paper with deckle edge, 11″ x 8.5″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

The deep shadows of a summer twilight, the pink reflecting back down from the sky into the window. Mimi naps on my drafting table.

I’d been wanting colored paper to sketch on and this was another entire package I’d forgotten I had! It’s handmade 100% cotton rag cover stock with a deckled edge, made in India from 100% post consumer waste. The package has 25 colors in it, and I started at the top. I’d been eyeing this one though, waiting for the right sketch, and this is my maiden voyage to try it out and see how it works with my pastels.

I used first just the magenta soft pastel, letting the screen pattern from the paper mold carry the pastel, then adding a bright blue sketchy outline for definition and a bit of shadow. That was just enough.

When I frame this, I will mount the paper on a backing so you can see the deckled edge inside the frame.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Pink Twilight

  • LOVE handmade papers! Years ago, we had a creative enrichment area here where we could make our own paper. SO much fun. Beautiful pastel!

    • I love to make paper, but I never managed to make anything as nice as this! I may use a few sheets for block prints too, but I see this one is just in time for National Pink Day!

  • Love the pink paper Bernadette! It came out beautiful…can’t wait to see some of the other colors…

    • Thanks, Sued! I can’t wait to see the next inspiration that come of it. The colors are so rich and beautiful!


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