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Robert Burke - Portraits and artwork in soft pastels

Soft Pastel Gallery

Fox Red Labrador

Soft pastels on pastel paper
Private commission - Sold


Soft Pastels and Pastel Pencils

Soft pastels are simply powdered colour pigment held together with a binder such as kaolin, gum arabic or other gum type binders. Artist grade soft pastels can give a rich, vibrant and luminous colour and can be easily blended on the paper. The large range of soft pastel colours available make them an ideal medium to create portraits and artwork.

Pastel pencils are a similar medium to soft pastels, however the pigment and binder are contained within a wooden pencil. Pastel pencils can be sharpened to a fine point and provide a more controlled way to add finer detail.









German Shepherd

Soft pastels on pastel paper
Private commission

Jack Russel

Soft pastels on pastel paper
Private commission



Cocker Spaniel

Soft pastels on pastel paper
Private commission

Portrait

Soft pastels on pastel paper
Private commission



Labrador

Soft pastels on pastel paper
Private commission




Blue Merle
Border Collie

Soft pastels on black board
Personal work









Black Labrador

Soft pastels on pastel paper
Private commission





Chihuahua and Yorkie

Soft pastels on pastel paper
Private commission





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