The principles of painting with PanPastel are very similar to painting with other mediums, except
that the colors are dry rather than wet. Which brings many advantages - PanPastel is instant, doesn’t
require water or solvents, combines well with other media and will work on almost any surface.
A great way to begin
using PanPastel for paintings is to lay down an
underpainting. For example blocking-in for a
MIX & APPLY
Practice with simple studies - for example
a detail such as an eye. (Watch this Donna
Aldridge demonstration on PanPastel.com)
Using direct and deliberate
marks, begin painting.
Tip: Lift the applicator once the mark has been
made to avoid over-blending i.e. don’t overwork.
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Using Sofft Knife (with cover)
sketch the outline for the painting.
(Watch Deborah Secor’s painting workshop at
Blend colors one into
the other to create a gradated effect as a base
to build on with PanPastel and/or other media.