Pastel Techniques: Lessons, Tutorials, and Resources
Using Pastels -- Bob Davies provides a series of articles to help you better understand the different types of pastels, blending tools, fixatives, and pastel papers that are available. About Pastels -- The Connecticut Pastel Society provides a general overview of pastels: what they are, how they are used, the history behind them, and how to care for pastel paintings. Tips & Tricks -- Pastel Artists Canada offers advice on pastel safety, keeping colours vibrant, exhibiting pastels, and more. Tips & Techniques: Pastel -- Ursula Reese, a member of the Society of Canadian Artists, gives tips and answers questions about dry pastels. Oil Pastel Painting Tips -- Sarah Theophilus talks about various oil pastel brands and explains how to create textures and fine detail. Pastel Pratfalls -- Margot Schulzke discusses twelve common mistakes that pastelists make and how to avoid them. About Pastels -- Madlyn-Ann C. Pastel Demonstration -- Joyce Nagel paints the Chicago River site buildings step-by-step.