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  • n. Plural form of pastel.


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  • Next was the frame of Erfan Ullah Babar in pastels, who tried to capture the ambiance of solitude within a room, the sole chair with a pair of pants thrown at the back, in a mild dark environment, was very suggestive on the textured pastel sheet in greenish-gray shade, reminding the technique of Edward Degas.

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  • As you can see from my portrait (done in pastels by my son, Alex, when he was six years old), I didn't inherit that romannose either.

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  • This show, comprising forty works, focuses primarily on her landscapes in pastels, but includes some landscapes and abstracts in acrylic and oil.

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  • Plus, dogs are colour blind: they see in pastels and have perceptual problems with large swathes of green or red, so again, perhaps something in the lie of the land confuses them, leading them to leap to the navigable safety of 50 feet below.

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  • It was a splendid scene -- of church spires and domes and winding streets and walls painted in pastels, all shimmering in the bright Mexico sun.

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  • Here he pointed to a portrait in pastels that hung above his writing-table.

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  • They would make interesting rubber stamps, but I have not yet figured out how to make those; -) To make these more sturdy, use a marbelized card stock in pastels, and do the same amount of outlining and glitter on the backs, as well.

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  • (You don't always want to look huggable, as one does in pastels.)

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  • Like dusty, really pretty dusty kind of neutral pastels, which is great for a bridal party and works well for weddings.

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  • I marvel at Georgia O'Keeffe's pastels because I can feel that she used them, and what her hand was like.

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