Art Tip File: Test Pastels and Papers

Test Pastels and Papers

“My advice for someone starting to work with pastel would be to start with a selection of pastel papers and surfaces and a few colors from several manufacturers. Get a feel for the different options before making a commitment to a complete set. I’ve seen many artists get discouraged because they’re not using the materials that fit their style.” ~Tim Tepe

Read more about Tepe’s pastel landscape paintings in the feature article “From the Ground Up: Choosing the surface and deciding on an undercolor are the first steps in creating gorgeous pastels,” from the September 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.

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