This article from Artist Network explains that due to the nature of pastels as a dry medium applied in a stick form, pastelists have had to learn to marry traditional drawing and wet painting techniques such as blending, scumbling, glazing, hatching, cross-hatching and feathering to facilitate their needs.Most of these techniques fall under the category of layering, in which one pastel is applied over, or into, another.

This article from Artist Network explains that due to the nature of pastels as a dry medium applied in a stick form, pastelists have had to learn to marry traditional drawing and wet painting techniques such as blending, scumbling, glazing, hatching, cross-hatching and feathering to facilitate their needs.Most of these techniques fall under the category of layering, in which one pastel is applied over, or into, another.

January 30, 2013 Close Look At Aldro Hibbard's Winter Paintings Sold at the James D. Julia Art Auction! John Gale's collection. | Plein Aire in Maine

January 30, 2013 Close Look At Aldro Hibbard's Winter Paintings Sold at the James D. Julia Art Auction! John Gale's collection. | Plein Aire in Maine

Albert Handell Gallery | Pastel: GALLERY: Albert Handells Pastels and Oils - The Pastel Blog ...

Albert Handell Gallery | Pastel: GALLERY: Albert Handells Pastels and Oils - The Pastel Blog ...

In this YouTube video from Jerry's Artarama website, artist Luana Luconi shows you how to properly use two pastel techniques: blending and crosshatching.

In this YouTube video from Jerry's Artarama website, artist Luana Luconi shows you how to properly use two pastel techniques: blending and crosshatching.

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