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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?
Example: there are watercolorists and oil painters, so we are totally confused and embarrassed...:mad:
08-22-2008, 12:11 PM
I think any of those terms apply. i call myself a pastelist!
08-22-2008, 12:45 PM
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.
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.
08-22-2008, 02:10 PM
thanks folks, I agree with pastelist myself, but needed your expertise.
08-22-2008, 02:52 PM
Ditto from me.
08-22-2008, 04:33 PM
I'm a pastellist in English, and an artist and pastel painter in Swedish, actually pastellmålare
08-22-2008, 04:59 PM
I'm a pastelist; I paint with pastels (I don't draw with chalks! :mad: :lol: )
08-22-2008, 06:45 PM
Like Charlie I'm a pastelist in english, but pastel painter (pastellmaler) in norwegian! ;)
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.
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.
08-23-2008, 10:09 AM
I am an artist by profession, and a pastelist by medium:)
08-23-2008, 11:06 AM
I like Pastel Artists......Painters in pastel sounds like Thomas Kincade
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