I have not found a lot of information about this technique used by Degas on his pastels. But, apparently he liked to experiment too. He mixed up his techniques, sometimes creating a print then working on top of the print. He used a special fixative from what I have read no one knows the recipe for and then he also used a steaming technique. He worked in layers, steaming and fixing in-between each layer.
Today I will channel my inner Degas, well, at least I am going to try the steaming technique. I have no idea what will come out of this as I have not seen it done before.
More tomorrow, pass or fail, it is always good to try something new...
|Edward Degas, dancer 1|
|Edward Degas - crimson|