Basic Beginning Pastel Skills
Outside of actual pastel artists, the word “pastel” to most of us brings to mind sidewalk chalk from elementary school or gummy oil pastels from middle school art class. But there are soft pastels that are a grown up, real fine art medium– favored by famed artists as Edgar Degas, James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Mary Cassatt.
Pastels hold great esteem in the world of art and are widely acknowledged for their versatility as a medium. Their distinct feature involves colored pigments held together by binding agents that impart the signature powdery texture on touch. Pastel enthusiasts have access to an extensive assortment of vividly hued shades available in several formats- like soft, hard and oil variants.
What do you need to get started in pastel? Join us to learn the bare bones basics about this medium, along with some basic beginner techniques to get you started with this entrancing, beautiful medium that functions both as drawing and painting, simultaneously!
Jerry’s LIVE Episode #78 – Beginning Pastel Skills on VIDEO
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Featured Pastel Supplies
- 74288 Mungyo Gallery Semi-hard Pastels Wood Box Set of 120
- 74157 Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastel Squares Wood box Set of 72
- V04010 Mungyo Extra Fine Soft Pastels Wood Box Set of 200
- 87019A SoHo Soft pastel Half Stick Beginner Value Set
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