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pequan
08-22-2008, 11:48 AM
Our pastel society has had this discussion and we need "professional" advice...
WHAT ARE WE???
Are we pastelists?
Painters in pastel?
Pastel painters?
Pastel artists?
Example: there are watercolorists and oil painters, so we are totally confused and embarrassed...:mad:

K Taylor-Green
08-22-2008, 12:11 PM
I think any of those terms apply. i call myself a pastelist!

Paula Ford
08-22-2008, 12:45 PM
Pastelist here...

Deborah Secor
08-22-2008, 01:26 PM
Ditto. Pastelist. Short, to the point, and if it needs explanation I have an opportunity to tell them about the medium.

Hugsy25
08-22-2008, 01:29 PM
I never thought of it... lol but I like the sound of pastelist... has a nice ring to it.

pequan
08-22-2008, 02:10 PM
thanks folks, I agree with pastelist myself, but needed your expertise.

Kathryn Wilson
08-22-2008, 02:52 PM
Ditto from me.

Colorix
08-22-2008, 04:33 PM
I'm a pastellist in English, and an artist and pastel painter in Swedish, actually pastellmålare

Donna T
08-22-2008, 04:59 PM
I'm a pastelist; I paint with pastels (I don't draw with chalks! :mad: :lol: )

Donna

Merethe T
08-22-2008, 06:45 PM
Like Charlie I'm a pastelist in english, but pastel painter (pastellmaler) in norwegian! ;)

Merethe

PeggyB
08-22-2008, 07:31 PM
How cool is that when Charlie and Merethe can say they are both pastelists and pastel painters (but the native tongue of each of them is much more interesting than "pastel painter")

I refer to myself as a pastelist, and like Deborah use that as a method of explanation about the medium if need be.

Peggy

dvantuyl
08-22-2008, 07:38 PM
I am a painter. A little different than the rest of you, that is the rugged individualist in me. We had this conversation at a workshop, and our instructor gave a long explanation about medium. We all apply pigment, either with water, with oil, or dry. So we are all painters. The medium I use is Pastel and if someone comes along and cannot tell if it pastel or oil, that is great, because I paint.

Tressa
08-23-2008, 10:09 AM
I am an artist by profession, and a pastelist by medium:)

HarvestMoon
08-23-2008, 11:06 AM
I like Pastel Artists......Painters in pastel sounds like Thomas Kincade