Pet Portraits in Pastel
Detailed Pastel Paintings
All pastel paintings are traditionally hand-painted. The paintings are created with pastel pencils and soft pastel sticks on high quality acid-free paper.
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Pastel Painting Techniques
Pastel is a dry medium, applied with pastel sticks and pencils, then blended together with various methods. I use Senniler Soft Pastels for bigger areas and Derwent and Faber Castell Pastel pencils for fine details.
I paint my pastel portraits on Uart sanded paper which enables me to create the perfect balance between softness and sharp details where they are needed. My pastel portraits are painted with great accuracy and character, combined with softness, lights and vibrancy.
About My Pastel Paintings
Pastel painting does not refer to pale colors as many may think, they have a wide variety of color range from very subtle to bold, strong and brilliant to gentle and soft.
Pastel can with proper workmanship achieve the most wonderful paintings. Soft backgrounds combined with sharp details, creates the perfect entirety which is crucial for a beautiful portrait.