PASTEL - THE BASICSUnderstanding Pastel and How it Works
Pastel Paper – the oldest pastel surface in art history.
Historically and traditionally pastel artists across the ages have used paper with very few notable exceptions. Pastel paper was hand made of course and came in a few colour choices in the late 17th century. But those artworks have lasted and are as vibrant today as they were when they were painted. Pastel papers today are still popular.