Frequently Asked Questions - pastel

FAQs - pastel

Rembrandt Soft pastels are a good overall pastel but I also use NuPastel when a harder stick is needed. Derwent Pastel pencils are great for the final details. As with my watercolour paints, I always stick to professional grade pastels which have a stronger pigment load and perform well.

For several years, I have used Canson Mi-Tientes paper and art boards I am currently experimenting with different surfaces for my pastels, looking for greater "tooth" to hold the pastel in place for more complex work. I will post my findings as I try the different surfaces out.