38 comments on “Pastels

  1. I have also enjoyed looking at your pastels,
    the drawings were brilliantly offered and these
    pastel colours are also of a very nice content.

    Have a wondrously enchanting Wednesday


    • Hello Andro, thank you for being the first one to post a comment on my pastel gallery page. It has been a pleasure reading all the kind comments you have left me on my art gallery pages, and I thank you for taking the time to comment on them…..stay well now.

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  3. Are very beautiful.
    For the colors that the figures that you represented.
    I really like.
    I wish you a good Sunday.
    Good luck for everything.

    • Thank you. It amazes me how different are can look from one medium to another. I feel the same as you do about the color with pastels.
      Hugs, xx

  4. Guten Tag,war durch Zufall auf deiner Seite hier.Ich muss sagen das ist ja eine wunderschöne Pastell Galerie,das Farbenspiel in den Bildern einfach top,super abgestimmt bin begeistert,habe es mir paar mal angesehen,kann mir vorstellen diese Bilder zu sehen in Original das muss unwahrscheinlich schön sein,ich bewundere dich das du sowas kannst,bist eine tolle Künstlerin ,viele liebe Grüsse Klaus aus Köln


    • Wow, that is quite a lovely compliment on my work, Gageir!…Thank you very much. Feel free to browse all you want.
      Have a wonderful day!
      Hugs, xx

  5. What a delightful journey in the pastel world I just had Deb
    you make excellent human forms…..
    each pastel work is a beautiful story
    some with shadows behind embracing life
    and some casting shadows on life
    alll of them reflecting the warm lovely passionate person that your are
    bless you
    hugs and love 🙂

    • You are one of my most dear, and precious friends. You see me, and yet still, you love me….You’re the best, Soma!
      Love and Hugs, Deb xx

  6. I absolutely love your various media types! These have really helped me with my art work, especially my 5 hour art exam! I will be sure to look more in depth at your peices on facial expressions for my AS level final peice! thankyou so much! 🙂

    • So glad I was a help for you. If you have any questions, just ask.
      Thank you too for the compliment!
      Hope to see you here often…you’re always welcome!

      • i spoke to my art teacher and she feels that it would be great for me to ask you some questions to help me along with my own ideas, if that would be okay 🙂 i could then compare my own thoughts on your work with your own thoughts hah! i was just wondering what made you want to use pastels in your work and how you applied the pastels so that they blended well. thankyou ever so much for your friendliness and im addicted to your site! xoxo

        • Your teacher is right. Whenever you see an artist and enjoy their work, asking question is very helpful.

          Before I started using pastel I was working with graphite’s and charcoal. After sometime I began to long for color, so got some pastels. I prefer oil pastels of the the chalky types. For me I can just manage them better, and get a better result.
          Blending is up to the individual. For me, I can either blend the with my fingers (most popular), or use a blending stump. For a tight edge I will use the blending stump since the point will help remove any jagged edges. It also works well for really tight areas such as the eyes, or even a corner for that matter. I apply them direct from stick to the work surface. Sometime I overlay colors to blend them that way.
          For a shine (like on a floor or table) I will us light colors where I want the shine to show with the darker ones to surround it…blend the lighter area lightly into the dark. Don’t draw the dark into the light area too much or it will turn to mud. Soooo…wash hand often especially when going from a dark color to the use of a light color.
          The most important thing for pastels to blend well is to make sure you purchase the soft pastels, or the soft oil pastels…the key word here is “soft.” You will find that with these you can blend very smoothly. For a rougher finish you can use the pastel that are not soft.
          I hope I helped you some. If you have any more question feel free to ask.
          Oh, one more thing. You really ought to start a blog for your artwork…don’t by shy. This way you can get feed back if you ask for it. It is also a great way to keep track of the your progress as you evolve over the years…and you will…I promise.
          Hugs, xx

      • Sorry I didn’t reply to the message from April 30th I’ve been busy with finishing the art project that you helped me with! I would like to say a very big thankyou for all your advice and tips and for even taking the time to respond to me in the first place! I will be sure to send you a photo of the final peices (if you wouldn’t mind) so you can see how your fab advice has helped me. I will also set up a blog as suggested by you in the summer. Thankyou very very much, I truly appreciate it. 🙂 xx

        • I will look forward to seeing your finished work. Starting a blog would be a great idea to watch your progress since the posts are dated for you. I certainly hope you use WordPress. Blogger has to many issues. Glad I could help. 😉

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  8. Really enjoyed looking at your artwork. I especially love the way you did the Frankenstein, really clever.

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