Explore Cross Hatching, A Stick and more!

This article from Artist Network explains that due to the nature of pastels as a dry medium applied in a stick form, pastelists have had to learn to marry traditional drawing and wet painting techniques such as blending, scumbling, glazing, hatching, cross-hatching and feathering to facilitate their needs.Most of these techniques fall under the category of layering, in which one pastel is applied over, or into, another.

This article from Artist Network explains that due to the nature of pastels as a dry medium applied in a stick form, pastelists have had to learn to marry traditional drawing and wet painting techniques such as blending, scumbling, glazing, hatching, cross-hatching and feathering to facilitate their needs.Most of these techniques fall under the category of layering, in which one pastel is applied over, or into, another.

3 Ways of Using Harder pastels by Richard McKinley  http://www.artistsnetwork.com/medium/pastel/pastel-technique-3-ways-to-use-harder-pastel-sticks?lid=CHarnsm111113

A Technique Using Harder Pastels

Pastel TEchniques / 3 ways to use hard pastels by pastel artist Richard Mckinley

Thank you for viewing my paintings. I use the finest pastels and archival supports. Commissions are welcome. Please email me with any questions. Thank you!

The Secret to Effective Layering with Pastels Original art painting by Karen Margulis - DailyPainters.com

Thank you for viewing my paintings. I use the finest pastels and archival supports. Commissions are welcome. Please email me with any questions. Thank you!

Pastel Pointers | Visual Bridging on http://www.artistsnetwork.com

Pastel Techniques

Learn how Richard McKinley uses visual bridging, one of many color techniques, to blend differing color values in pastel painting.

Beautiful color.  The media used is pastel and we can observe the use of layering and smudging techniques in this pin.

The media used is pastel and we can observe the use of layering and smudging techniques in this pin.

A Tip for Creating Depth in a Landscape Painting, painting by artist Karen Margulis

A Tip for Creating Depth in a Landscape Painting Original art painting by Karen Margulis - DailyPainters.com

Boris Evening Soft pastel on Wallis 5x7 The Truro Center for, painting by artist Nancy Poucher

Boris Evening Soft pastel on Wallis 5x7 The Truro Center for Original art painting by Nancy Poucher - DailyPainters.com

Boris Evening Soft pastel on Wallis The Truro Center for, painting by artist Nancy Poucher

Unexpected Underpainting Colors, original painting by artist Karen Margulis | DailyPainters.com

Unexpected Underpainting Colors Original art painting by Karen Margulis - DailyPainters.com

Beautiful pastel landscape by Liz Haywood Sullivan! See the full demo at ArtistsNetwork.com #painting #art

Sunset on the River: A Pastel Demo

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