Purely Pastel Artists is a group of pastel painters from Western Oregon. We meet monthly for support, critiques, ideas, news of new materials, techniques, and to share experiences. We also have group shows several times a year.
Each artist works with a unique approach that complements the others. Together, our work represents the broad spectrum of pastel effects and techniques; from the lively strokes of impressionism to the abstract layering of bold color blocks to the gentle blending and shading of near photographic realism.
What are Pastels?
Pastels are color sticks of pure pigment and clay that never fade. Pastel is applied to sanded paper with a degree of tooth, in layers, to create a great richness of color.