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Pastels for Artists

A pastel painting by Degas, Ballet dancers practising.
A pastel landscape by the artist Lionel Aggett

These are two examples of pastel paintings by two well known artists.

If you have never tried using them there are a few basics to remember. There are two kinds of pastels,soft and oil which are harder.The best quality are made by Sennelier and Unison.Sennelier in Paris France made pastels for Degas. Lionel Aggett uses Unison.If you are a beginner a cheaper make like Rembrandt would be better to start with.

Good pastel paper is a must. I like Daler Rowney coloured pastel paper, Mi Teintes and Ingres paper are also good.

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