The detailed quality of the black and white drawings is achieved by using black pastel on vellum. The surface is both slick and clean, and yet has a remarkable amount of tooth to hold the black. This allows me to achieve a wide gradation of tone and overall detail.
The pastel paintings are done on surfaces that provide a substantial texture to allow and hold a many layered velvety bloom. These pieces will not be sprayed. It is recommended that they be matted with a double layer mat incorporating a trough or including a spacer to accommodate pastels prior to framing. Or, inquire about a custom frame that I have developed for my own pastel art pieces.