Reverse Pastel Painting

reverse pastel painting

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Where standard painting builds an image from the background forward, a reverse painting is created in a backward fashion — foreground first — with each phase applied so the background finishes the painting. A backing of metallic foil reflects light through the pastel in the same manner as gilding.

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