2 Extract from ‘Painting with Pastels’ Jenny Keal

Adding highlights with flaking

Step 1. Lay the painting horizontal on a table and using the edge of a palette knife, scrape flakes of pastel from a pastel stick on to the surface of the painting where you want to create fine specks of colour.


Scraping 2

Step 2 Press the flakes into the surface of the painting with the flat of the palette knife where you want them to stick. Blow away any unwanted flecks.

This technique is most effective if you use contrasting tones and colour

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