Avoid Disaster This Holiday Weekend


“Evening Aglow — Ritamada” (pastel, 11 x 18 in.) by Lyn Diefenbach

By Lyn Diefenbach

Before leaving home I tape at least four sheets of pastel paper (one on top of the other) to a foam core board. Each piece is separated by a sheet of glassine that will also serve to protect the finished work. The entire bundle is then topped with another piece of foam core and clipped together with bulldog clips.

Lyn Diefenbach

As I complete a painting, it gets re-covered with glassine and attached to the covering piece of foam core with the clips. At the end of the day I simply put my top and bottom boards (with my work between) back together with the clips. There’s no chasing after flapping paper, and I arrive back home with my paintings in good order.

Join Lyn Diefenbach and other master pastel painters from around the world at Pastel Live, September 18-24, 2024, for more tips, tricks, and techniques!


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