Friday 8 August 2014

Charcoal painting of a Landscape with mountains by Manju Panchal

Using charcoal pencil and blending tools created this landscape with mountains in the background and bushes in the foreground. When I initially got into the charcoal medium years back, I mainly did portraits. But over a period of time I have realised that Charcoal is such a versatile medium and it works so good on coloured Canson paper in combination with soft pastels. Also the effect each time can be so different, depending on what technique you apply to create the different values.

A charcoal painting of landscape with mountains by Manju Panchal

Mountains in a row
Charcoal painting on Canson paper
Size 4" X 5.5"

Canson is a French manufacturer of Fine art paper and there are different papers for different mediums.
For charcoal painting as done above, I have used Canson C a grain paper. You can get this paper at the art shop ART LOUNGE at churchgate , opposite EROS Cinema for a price of 65/- Rs a sheet.

Personally, I have liked this paper which is 180 gsm and will do for small works. Furthermore it has great  texture and despite adding a few layers I did not feel the need to add any fixative spray at any time in between the layers.

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