The Best of Pastel

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The Best of Pastel

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9781564966957: The Best of Pastel

This first ever published collection honors the best artists from around the world working in pastels. Selected from hundreds of entries, the 250 images presented in these pages represent the finest artists and the finest work covering a wide range of styles, techniques, and subjects including landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and abstracts. Stunning and inspirational, this collection is an essential addition to every artists library and a beautiful gift for any aspiring artist or appreciator of fine art. Constance Flavell Pratt was born in Rockland, Massachusetts, and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work has been featured at the South Shore Art Center Gallery and the Copley Society of Boston, where she received the prize for Best Work on Paper. Other awards include: Best Portrait from the Pastel Society of America, the Hudson Valley Art Associations Portrait Award, and numerous prizes at the Springfield Art League, and other art shows.

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Janet Monafo was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and has had a number of solo exhibitions at such galleries as the Allan Stone Gallery and the Sherry French Gallery in New York. Monafo received a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1982. Her work is held in many public and private collections.

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Introduction; Dear Pastel Enthusiasts, Welcome to the Renaissance of Pastels. Before I delve into the little-known history of our medium, let me describe what pastels are and what they are not! Pastels have been misnamed chalks - limestone treated with colored dye - and crayons - those waxy colored sticks our children play with: Real pastels, however, are pure pigment; obtained from the stones in the earth and ground into powered form. The difference between pastels, oil paints, watercolor paints, and gouache or tempera media, is the binder. Methyl cellulose is used, instead of the oil, gum arabic or egg binders used in the others. This liquid is mixed with the powder, to form a paste; thus, the word "pastel" is related to the French word "pastiche". The paste is rolled into short sticks and allowed to dry. The pastels are then applied to any ground with a "tooth"-paper, cardboard, canvas, cloth, or on masonite.

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