I invented this word, perifish.

I thought it was an interesting word for this post about a pear and a fish.

I was experimenting with Rembrandt soft pastels yesterday and this wild pear apPEARed:


Do you think it is of the Rainbow variety?

And Sennelier extra soft pastels for this colorful fish:


It looks like a happy, Clown fish to me!

Color always brightens a cloudy day for me – I hope it brings you a smile!

Cheers! 🙂

15 responses to “Perifish

  1. stronglotusyogi

    Love! The pear is beautiful by the way!

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  2. I love the rainbow pear Jill, but pastels are not my favorite…I play with them occasionally, but I think it’s such a difficult medium {not to mention messy!} Do you like using them?

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    • Hi Jenna! 😃 Yes, I agree, they are messy. The soft ones I used for the fish are super soft and super messy – I think I prefer the Rembrandts. I haven’t used them much just by themselves (without other art mediums) and I think I need to take a class so I can learn more about them. I would also like to learn about the different papers people use. I have some pastel paper but it is a bit grainy for my tastes. Margaret (who commented below you) has worked a lot with pastels. I do like their creaminess! ❤️


  3. Love the rainbow pear, your fish always bring a smile to my face. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    • Thank you Margaret! 😍 I cannot remember if I asked you before what paper you prefer to use when working with pastels?

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      • My most favorite pastel paper has been Wallis but it has been so hard to find because they were having production problems. I don’t even try to locate it anymore 😦 But I have heard that Uart 240 grit is the closest to Wallis that you can find. I like sanded paper because I like to layer and I am aggressive in painting. I detest Canson because it is soft and doesn’t allow for too many layers. I have used Le Carte quite a bit but you have to keep it dry, the surface will disintegrate with water. I have used PastelMat the most since I couldn’t find Wallis. I have two sheets of the Uart that I keep meaning to try out but watercolor has me by the heart and tail! lol so I keep procrastinating!! Let’s see, I have tried out Colourfix but it doesn’t have the gritty surface that I like. You’ll have to try out all kinds to find out which ones are your favorite. I like to order from Dakota Art Supply, they are located in Washington.

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      • Thank you so much for all the info Margaret!! 😊 I so appreciate it!! 🎨👍

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  4. Perifish should be a word, Jill!

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  5. Hehe!! Love it!! Beautiful colors and love live the Perifish! 😍

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