Pastels Painting in Chennai

Pastels are made by grinding pure powdered pigment with a gum binder and rolling the moist mixture into sticks that are then dried. All top quality pastel brands are permanent when applied to conservation ground and properly framed. They do not darken, yellow, crack or blister with age. Pastels from as early as the sixteenth century exist today in excellent condition. Basically, pastel artworks are created by stroking sticks of dry pigment across an abrasive ground, imbedding the color in the “tooth” of the paper, board, etc. Pastels can be blended or left with visible strokes.