Soft Pastel

Soft pastel is a beautiful medium with a unique luminescent quality. It is also one of the most durable of fine art mediums; unlike acrylic, oil or watercolour, it can last for centuries without needing any touch-ups.Soft pastel is pure pigment, and so it can be smudged or smeared. This quality is actually one of the things that allows pastel artists to achieve some of the unique effects that they do, but it also means that pastel pieces need to be handled a little differently from some of their counterparts. That being said, keeping a pastel piece safe is not nearly as difficult as it may seem, and its unique characteristics make it worthwhile.