Pastel Fundamentals

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Information about Pastel Fundamentals
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Published on September 21, 2008

Author: akullaf

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handout for class on painting with pastels

Drawing & Painting with Style and Confidence Presented by Anne Kullaf Anne Kullaf © 2008 Pastel Fundamentals

Course premise… This course is designed to provide a basic primer for students new to painting with pastels. It will cover the technical aspects of working with the materials as well as general concepts of color, composition and design.

This course is designed to provide a basic primer for students new to painting with pastels. It will cover the technical aspects of working with the materials as well as general concepts of color, composition and design.

Course Overview… During this course we will explore the following topics: Methods & Materials: Overview of materials and options for surfaces to work on Layering Blending vs. not blending Color: Working with complementary colors Working with a limited palette Composition: Creating balance with shape, value and color

During this course we will explore the following topics:

Methods & Materials:

Overview of materials and options for surfaces to work on

Layering

Blending vs. not blending

Color:

Working with complementary colors

Working with a limited palette

Composition:

Creating balance with shape, value and color

Pastels Pastel is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints; the binder is of a neutral hue and low saturation.

Pastel is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints; the binder is of a neutral hue and low saturation.

Methods and Materials Pastels Rich color can be achieved with layering Wonderfully expressive effects possible with loose strokes and minimal or no blending East 9 th Street, pastel on U-Art sanded pastel surface Anne Kullaf © 2008

Pastels

Rich color can be achieved with layering

Wonderfully expressive effects possible with loose strokes and minimal or no blending

Methods and Materials Support Surfaces Canson paper – good for quick sketching, but limits the amount of layering that can be done Art Spectrum sanded paper – a good economical brand of sanded paper that will take a good amount of layering Sennelier La Carte pastel card – excellent higher end paper that accepts layers beautifully, archival, comes in a variety of colors Wallis sanded paper – professional and museum grades available, excellent high end paper for maximum layering

Support Surfaces

Canson paper – good for quick sketching, but limits the amount of layering that can be done

Art Spectrum sanded paper – a good economical brand of sanded paper that will take a good amount of layering

Sennelier La Carte pastel card – excellent higher end paper that accepts layers beautifully, archival, comes in a variety of colors

Wallis sanded paper – professional and museum grades available, excellent high end paper for maximum layering

Methods and Materials Pastels Hard pastels – NuPastels, Yarka Russian pastels, excellent for under layers Medium pastels – Rembrandt, Unison, Mount Vision are excellent medium hardness pastels, use these for layering on top of hard pastels Soft pastels – Sennelier, Schmienke pastels are ultra soft and best used for the upper most layers

Pastels

Hard pastels – NuPastels, Yarka Russian pastels, excellent for under layers

Medium pastels – Rembrandt, Unison, Mount Vision are excellent medium hardness pastels, use these for layering on top of hard pastels

Soft pastels – Sennelier, Schmienke pastels are ultra soft and best used for the upper most layers

Methods and Materials Working in layers Begin with a charcoal sketch to establish values Using hard pastels, layer on top of the charcoal sketch beginning with dark and medium values first Continue to layer, migrate to medium hardness pastels as you add lighter and brighter colors Finish with soft pastels for the highlights and lightest areas of the painting Fifth Ave, pastel on Wallis sanded pastel surface Anne Kullaf © 2008

Working in layers

Begin with a charcoal sketch to establish values

Using hard pastels, layer on top of the charcoal sketch beginning with dark and medium values first

Continue to layer, migrate to medium hardness pastels as you add lighter and brighter colors

Finish with soft pastels for the highlights and lightest areas of the painting

Color

Color Basics Colors that complement one another should be used to create shadows and darks, in other words, colors that appear opposite one another on the color wheel Example: if you need show a shaded area on a lemon (yellow, primary color) use violet (secondary color) Mix your secondary colors whenever possible instead of using them directly from the tube

Colors that complement one another should be used to create shadows and darks, in other words, colors that appear opposite one another on the color wheel

Example: if you need show a shaded area on a lemon (yellow, primary color) use violet (secondary color)

Mix your secondary colors whenever possible instead of using them directly from the tube

The Limited Palette This is a little more complicated with pastel than it is with paint because you need to mix your colors optically on the surface rather than on a palette Try limiting yourself to about 6 colors of hard pastels as you begin your painting Add in more colors as you move from hard to medium pastels, choose brighter shades as you begin layering At the very end when you add in your highlights and brightest colors with soft pastels, add in a hint of unexpected color throughout the composition, choose a color that will work harmoniously with the colors present in the painting

This is a little more complicated with pastel than it is with paint because you need to mix your colors optically on the surface rather than on a palette

Try limiting yourself to about 6 colors of hard pastels as you begin your painting

Add in more colors as you move from hard to medium pastels, choose brighter shades as you begin layering

At the very end when you add in your highlights and brightest colors with soft pastels, add in a hint of unexpected color throughout the composition, choose a color that will work harmoniously with the colors present in the painting

Composition

Composition Basics Composition refers to the way you arrange the elements/objects contained in your painting in order to create and maintain: Balance Harmony Viewer interest Magnolia Tree, pastel on Art Spectrum sanded pastel surface, Anne Kullaf © 2008

Composition refers to the way you arrange the elements/objects contained in your painting in order to create and maintain:

Balance

Harmony

Viewer interest

Focal Point vs. Overall Movement There are many approaches to composition, all are a matter of personal preference and what you want to say with your painting For example, you may wish to have an overall sense of movement rather than a strong focal point—either one can work but each will convey a different mood and feeling in your finished work Times Square, pastel sketch on Canson paper, Anne Kullaf © 2008

There are many approaches to composition, all are a matter of personal preference and what you want to say with your painting

For example, you may wish to have an overall sense of movement rather than a strong focal point—either one can work but each will convey a different mood and feeling in your finished work

Look for things that repeat to keep your composition cohesive and to engage your viewer: Shapes Colors Directional movement Motion Look for examples of the items listed above in the painting at right Composition Basics

Look for things that repeat to keep your composition cohesive and to engage your viewer:

Shapes

Colors

Directional movement

Motion

Look for examples of

the items listed above

in the painting at right

Tying it all together…

Tying it all together… Painting with pastels provides rich color and a sense of expressiveness You can work on a variety of surfaces including paper and special surfaces designed specifically for pastel Layering is key to color depth and dimensionality Focus on shapes and values – sketch in charcoal first! Experiment with larger loose strokes and avoid over blending for a painterly feeling Use complementary colors for shading Try working with a limited palette Paint from life whenever you can, either outdoors or in your studio If you work from photos, try not to “copy” the photo, instead use it just for inspiration and reference

Painting with pastels provides rich color and a sense of expressiveness

You can work on a variety of surfaces including paper and special surfaces designed specifically for pastel

Layering is key to color depth and dimensionality

Focus on shapes and values – sketch in charcoal first!

Experiment with larger loose strokes and avoid over blending for a painterly feeling

Use complementary colors for shading

Try working with a limited palette

Paint from life whenever you can, either outdoors or in your studio

If you work from photos, try not to “copy” the photo, instead use it just for inspiration and reference

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