I am often asked if pastels are paintings or drawings. The answer is both depending on how the medium is applied as well as how it looks. Soft pastel is simply color powder in stick form, and it can be dissolved with various solvents, including water. Some images you see in my portfolio are done with pastel only, while others are mixed media, meaning that a variety of mediums have been used to create the work. Ink, collage elements, printmaking, color pencil, crayon, guache, watercolor, gesso, charcoal, acrylic, or oil pastel may all be used at different times in addition to the chalk pastel.
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