These are progress photos of a pastel painting I did using pastel mat for the first time. I must admit it took a long time to get out of the “ugly” phase but pastel mat does hold a tremendous amount of pastel. I’m not sure I’m a great fan but I would be willing to try this surface again.
About Sharon Haney
Sharon happily lives in Alpine, Texas and paints inspired by her local West Texas surroundings and travel destinations. She studied watercolor and oil painting while living in England during the late 1980’s and that inspired her to begin painting seriously later in life. Once she discovered pastels in 2012 she was “hooked” on their luminosity, versatility and beauty. As reflected in her paintings, she loves color and paints primarily in vibrant pastels. Many of her watercolor, oil and pastel paintings now reside in numerous states as well as in the United Kingdom and St. Lucia.
Sharon is a member of the Big Bend Arts Council, the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas (past President). She is also a Signature Member of the National Society of Artists.