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A <b>pastel</b> (<small><a title=”British English” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_English”>UK</a>:</small> <span class=”nowrap”><span class=”IPA nopopups”><a title=”Help:IPA for English” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English”>/<span title=”/ˈ/ primary stress follows”>ˈ</span><span title=”‘p’ in ‘pie'”>p</span><span title=”/æ/ short ‘a’ in ‘bad'”>æ</span><span title=”‘s’ in ‘sigh'”>s</span><span title=”‘t’ in ‘tie'”>t</span><span title=”‘l’ in ‘lie'”>l</span>/</a></span></span>; <small><a title=”American English” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_English”>US</a>:</small> <span class=”nowrap”><span class=”IPA nopopups”><a title=”Help:IPA for English” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English”>/<span title=”‘p’ in ‘pie'”>p</span><span title=”/æ/ short ‘a’ in ‘bad'”>æ</span><span title=”/ˈ/ primary stress follows”>ˈ</span><span title=”‘s’ in ‘sigh'”>s</span><span title=”‘t’ in ‘tie'”>t</span><span title=”/ɛ/ short ‘e’ in ‘bed'”>ɛ</span><span title=”‘l’ in ‘lie'”>l</span>/</a></span></span>) is an <a class=”mw-redirect” title=”Art medium” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_medium”>art medium</a> in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered <a title=”Pigment” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigment”>pigment</a> and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including <a title=”Oil paint” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_paint”>oil paints</a>; the binder is of a neutral hue and low <a title=”Colorfulness” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorfulness#Saturation”>saturation</a>. The color effect of pastels is closer to the natural dry pigments than that of any other process.<sup id=”cite_ref-1″ class=”reference”><a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastel#cite_note-1″>[1]</a></sup>

Pastels have been used by artists since the <a title=”Renaissance” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance”>Renaissance</a>, and gained considerable popularity in the 18th century, when a number of notable artists made pastel their primary medium.

An artwork made using pastels is called a pastel (or a pastel drawing or pastel painting). <i>Pastel</i> used as a verb means to produce an artwork with pastels.

I am a firm believer in the ritual of creativity.  Aristotle said it best – “We are what we repeatedly do.”  I often get asked “how do you find the time?”  Our world is pressing us at every turn and we have to push back and carve out moments of peace and beauty.  When this becomes part of the normalcy of the day, it comes easier and more fluidly to create, explore, and discover.
People make me smile.  I love to connect with artists of all mediums.  I teach workshops in painting and photography and work in web and logo design.  Please let me know what you need and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
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