Pastel uses pure powdered pigments and a binder, and is an art form that began during the Renaissance period. What makes pastels unique is that pastels aren’t mixed together the way other media like oils, watercolors, or acrylic paints are.  An artist has to select the specific color and value they want, or he or she has to overlap several strokes of pastel so they blend in the viewer’s eyes to appear as if they have been physically combined.

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Morning Mist

Cherokee Rose

Calloway Lake