By EDEN Gallery,
Posted Nov 09, 2021 ,
In Painting, Art Blog, Eduardo Kobra
When we think of the arts, images of a canvas, paintings, and brushes come to mind. However, pastels are one of the older and more common mediums to produce fine art, and they don’t require brushes.
Pastel paintings or pastel drawings are common throughout history and can be found in many of the drawings of the great masters. However, many people are unfamiliar with the pastel medium.
If you're new to the art world and don't know much about pastel paintings, you've come to the perfect place. In this article, we'll go through the definition of pastel drawing, its purpose, and how to store pastel paintings, so let's dive into the article before any further ado.
In order to get a complete idea of the term pastel drawing, first of all, we need to know what pastel is.
Pastel often called a tint, is the lightest variation of any hue. Just add a considerable amount of white into any shade and, boom, you've got the pastel color of that particular shade.
Pastel colors tend to bring a fresh and calming effect to your drawing, and if mixed with neutral colors, they work like a charm, creating an aura of sophistication to your pictures.
These pastel colors come in the shape of a stick, consisting of a colored powdered pigment and a binder, and are held the same way as pencil or crayons.
They are easily portable, light-weighed, and occupy less space, hence saving you the inconvenience of carrying water, palettes, and brushes.
A pastel drawing is created by using these pastel colors on a comparatively rough surface so that the pastel particles can rest on it.
Because, unlike traditional paintings, pastel colors are applied directly to the paper, hence blending (with either fingers or a cloth) plays a significant part in pastel drawings.
These pastel drawings can further be used for a variety of purposes, including home decor, as a gift, or can be sold in an art exhibition under the tag, "paintings for sale.”
Getting your pastel paintings smeared and ruined is always a possibility. So, if you're wondering how to store your pastel paintings, look no further because we'll provide you with some tips that will come in handy if you plan on keeping them for a long time.
You can learn more about storing drawings on our blog.
There are many famous drawings made in pastel; some you may recognize include:
Painters are often the most well-known names in the art world, so it may come as a surprise that there are also many famous artists who like to work with pastels, including:
If you’re looking to explore pastel artworks and other paintings or buy original artworks you can explore the Eden online Gallery and our gallery locations.
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