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Art By Lisabelle


   A pastel portrait by Lisabelle.  Portrait in pastel of Skyler a nine year old girl.  Portrait created from sittings and photo references. This painting was commissioned in January 2008 and was completed in March 2008.  A portrait in pastel of similar quality is 800. and up.  This portrait is 12.75" x 19.75" and is on archival quality pastel paper by Canson, Mi Tientes.  Lisabelle is available to paint your portraits of people or pets from sittings and from photos.     










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What is Pastel Paint?

The word “PASTEL” comes from the paste made of pure, powdered color pigment, bound together with a minimum of resin or gum, and molded into stick form.  If this same powdered color pigment were bound with an oil medium, it would be oil paint.  Because pastel sticks are formed with a minimum of resin or binder, usually just enough to hold the stick together, it is generally the most pure form of pigment that can be applied to a painting surface (generally paper) giving pastel paintings a vivid, luminous appearance.


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