PanPastel Catalogue - Page 2

The Revolutionary New Way To Use Color Our Story 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 For further ideas and inspiration visit: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Twitter 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 “ Joanne Barby “The Flow of Feathers” 1