Draw, Draw, Draw
“You need extensive drawing knowledge to work with pastel or else you’ll make a mess. Draw with graphite, charcoal or Conté crayon, from life if possible, every morning or every evening. Carry a sketchbook wherever you go.” ~ Sam Goodsell
Read more about Goodsell’s pastel still life paintings in the feature article “From the Ground Up: Choosing the surface and deciding on an undercolor are the first steps in creating gorgeous pastels,” from the September 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.