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12 Squares with Alison Berrett

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12 Squares Materials and Tips


The paper I used was Clairefontaine 96010C Pastelmat Sheets, 50x70cm, 360g, White and a variety of greens, lilacs, blue/purple and one or two dark Unison Colour pastels. 


  • Work quickly and intuitively without overthinking.
  • Lay the colours down as you think of them and don’t blend too much.
  • Put larger areas of colour down first and then finish off with the smaller detailed marks on top.
  • Try to create a variety of different marks and use the pastels on their edges and the tips. You can use small shards of broken pastel to make the thinner marks for contrast.


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