The Darker the Better

marylizingramart —  February 15, 2011 — 4 Comments

When my long-awaited shipment of art supplies arrives on my doorstep, the joy of opening this little white box almost compares to the few times I have opened those special Tiffany blue boxes…oh, the rapture of the perfect black pastel! Okay, maybe I’m overdoing it a bit, but these black pastels are something special. I have tried many other brands, high and low-end, but no back pastel compares to Sennelier number 513. My art students and family will attest to my love of the black pastel; it is the foundation and the finishing touch to all of my pieces. When I run out of the Sennelier black, I am never fully satisfied with my back-ups, which are never as rich and dark. So when reinforcements arrive, it is a very happy moment for this pastel artist! The darker the better, hooray for Sennelier!



4 responses to The Darker the Better

  1. I feel the same way about new art supplies!By the way, I was at the Hoover library today (in Birmingham, AL , for those of you reading this who don't live here) and saw a lovely poster for "Pastels with Mary Liz." Awesome!

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