Thursday, June 22, 2006

Unison Pastels: the Darks and the Lights

I'm back from the repair shop with a new power unit and am back in business!

I'm going to have a pastel theme for the Resources section which will comprise a number of posts. This post is the first in a series which will feature my Unison pastel set - which is my main "workhorse" set of pastels. I have an awful lot of boxes of 18 Unison pastels - which I started acquiring in the early/mid 1990s. All mine are in the colour sets and these don't often seem to feature on many suppliers pages so I thought I'd post them all.

These two are my most recent acquisition - the Darks and the Lights. They've not been used a lot as yet - but they are very well liked my me already - some of the shades are what I missed from the original range. The nice thing is that the darks are not at all scratchy - which often seems to happen with dark colours in some brands of pastel.

I'm going to post the rest of the sets but as we have quite a lot to get through I'll be doing two boxes a day - and I'm open to persuasion as to which ones you want to see next!

These are the sets I have:
  • green 1-18
  • green 19-36
  • blue green
  • blue green earth
  • blue
  • yellow
  • yellow green earth
  • brown earth
  • red
  • red earth
  • greys (my selection)
  • portrait
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1 comment:

swee said...

I have not used pastels with confidence simply for the fact that it is not an easy medium to tackle. I think compared to watercolour, it is a wee bit more controllable. But only if you can build up the layers slowly. My two cents.