See what a little pastel can do! Twenty artists demonstrate the modern dynamic versatility of the pastel medium. The history of pastel painting goes back to the 16th century, with the height of it's popularity experienced in the 18th century with artists such as Degas, Renoir, Manet, Cassatt and Whistler who created numerous pastel paintings - many of their images are still popular today.
Pastel paintings emanate a distinctive brilliance and light attributed to the crystalline-like optical properties of the colored powered pigments. When left dry, each particle of pastel reflects light diffusely, a luminosity characteristic unique to the pastel medium. Come see for yourself!
Pastel painting "Morning at the Casa" by Orit Reuben