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Glossary

Pastel

Soft pastel is pigment bound together in stick form.  It looks like highly saturated chalk.

Pigment

Materials used for colouring paint.  Can be organic or chemical.

Portrait

The face is the focus of the artwork even if it shows the whole body and environment around it.

Positive Painting

Painting the areas that are the subject or areas of interest.

Primary Colours

Red, Yellow and Blue

Proportion

The relative size and scale of the various elements in a work of art. The relationship between objects or parts of a whole.