The Revolutionary New Way To Use Color
The idea behind the development of PanPastel was to create a dry color medium that would work like a fluid paint .
We saw that the pastel medium hadn ’ t changed from the stick format for hundreds of years ; and before that , going back thousands of years , humans had used raw pigments to draw and paint .
So we decided to develop a material that retained the characteristics that make the pastel medium special — it ’ s directness and purity of color — but to make it function like a paint . After much experimentation in our art studio and laboratory , we developed the pan format .
The pan format changes everything ! Making the colors function like a dry velvety paint . This brings many benefits , for example the artist can now mix pastel colors together for the first time .
We knew that pastelists would be immediately attracted to PanPastel as the colors offer many advantages for pastel painting . We also wanted to offer painters , who normally use wet colors ( oils , acrylics etc ), a dry medium that would deliver many of the same paintable qualities that they are familiar with .
Our job was to develop the materials and make them available to artists , knowing that they would instinctively know how to use them in their work . We were right ! Artists are taking PanPastel in so many exciting creative directions .
While the colors are used for traditional painting and drawing techniques , they are also being used for countless mixed media techniques .
This booklet shows some of the inspirational ways that artists are using PanPastel . The videos and other resources mentioned can be found via our blog PaintDrawBlend . com .
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PanPastel Creators Ladd Forsline & Bernadette Ward
PanPastel has changed my life and I ’ m not just saying that ! It is a perfect fit for the way I see the world and how I apply color to paper , plus it has literally opened up a world of possibilities to me !
PanPastel Colors help me block in what I “ see ” in color , lines can be added later once I have my “ color map ” developed in PanPastel . I find my students often see like me and that ’ s why my PanPastel Workshops have been so successful . JOANNE BARBY
@ JoanneBarby “ The Flow of Feathers ”
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