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How to buy a pastel painting online?

So you've decided to buy a pastel painting online rather than an acrylic or oil canvas for example. You have in mind a list of questions to check.

You need to filter the massive offer on the web and think about what kind of room it will go in.

If you are looking for a unique pastel to enhance your bedroom, living room or dining room, why not buy a pastel-based artwork? You can get pastels in a variety of different styles, colors and sizes. The type of canvas used as well as the paper used will also affect the price. Pastels are a nice bright alternative to more traditional paints. 

A pastel painting is a type of artwork that utilizes many shades to create depth and beauty. It is an art form which uses light colors, like white or pink, on the picture's surface in order to manipulate lighting as well as space, so they can bring out objects' features without relying heavily upon black pigment for detail. It also has the advantage of being able to be easily blended with other pigments if necessary because it dries quickly after application onto paper or fabric.

Another benefit to buying a pastel painting is that they are not affected by weather conditions. The pigment is very sensitive to changes in temperature and moisture, so a painting in a hot attic is not going to look the same way it would in a cold basement. The weight of the canvas will also affect how the painting will age. The heavier it is, the older it will be.

The best quality of pastels used for painting is the dried-out pastels. They are available in a variety of colors and thicknesses. Dried-out pastels can still be used on canvas, but the artist needs to get the right thickness in order to get the best finish.

When you buy a painting artwork online, you will also need to know how to properly hang your canvas. Many artists will recommend that you first mount your canvas to the wall before hanging it. This ensures that the painting stays in the upright position.

If you buy a painting that is a bit short on the thick side, you should make sure that you hang the canvas in a way that does not put stress on the canvas. For example, when you are hanging a painting on your kitchen wall, you should not try to prop the canvas up on its end. This can damage the canvas. You should also avoid hanging your artwork too close to a radiator. This can cause discoloration on the back of the canvas.

The weight of your artwork is very important to consider when buying artwork online. If you are buying from any website, you will want to make sure that the shipping is reasonable. It is wise to find the weight of the canvas before paying for anything. 

Overall, buying a painting online made with pastel is an excellent artsy choice. Pastels have been around for centuries and are well accepted by most art connoisseurs. This makes them a great way to buy a painting online, and there are many styles to choose from. Pastels are a wonderful medium to use when you are buying a painting because they look nice and are very easy to use. As long as you make sure that you are getting a high quality painting with a guarantee, then you should have no problems getting the perfect piece for you.

A pastel painting is one of the most popular types of art in recent years. Pastels are made from a mixture of chalk, pigments and water on paper or fabric. They can usually be found as drawings with beautiful colors that make people feel good.

A person might think they've seen every type possible for an artwork when viewing a pastel painting, but there's always something new popping up, like this trend where artists add gold leafing around their edges which really makes these pieces stand out!

If you browse the web on your free time, you will view a large offer that you will need to filter according to your color taste and a price range.

Here is a set of questions to check to help you make your final decision

  •  the pastels are applied with pencil, brush?
  •  shall I buy a painting on canvas rather than on a paper sheet?
  •  which choice of subject of the painting, for instance a portrait or landscape or an abstract...?
  •  what about the artist biography and other sold artworks?
  •  is the artwork signed ?
  •  is the painting shipped with a frame?
  •  is the price negotiable?
  •  is the artwork available to be shipped quickly?
  •  are the shipping fees included to my location? 
  •  what is the return policy?

At Artmajeur, you can view and buy a unique artwork among thousands of pastel paintings online and request information to our support team for any subject.

Discover contemporary Pastel Paintings on Artmajeur

Contemporary pastel paintings are a type of original artwork that utilizes pastels as the primary medium. This type of artwork is unique in that it offers a wide range of colors and textures that are difficult to achieve with other mediums. The main types of supports used for pastel paintings are paper and board, which offer a variety of textures and finishes. The materials used in contemporary pastel paintings include soft and hard pastels, which are made of pigments and binders.

Painting,  85x41 cm
Lady with Cross Painting, 85x41 cm
©1910 Arnold Böcklin Artist represented by Artmajeur Editions

Origins and History

Contemporary Pastel Paintings have a rich history that dates back to the 16th century. However, it was not until the 18th century that pastels became a popular medium among artists. During this period, prominent artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, and Jean-Étienne Liotard began using pastels in their works.

Painting,  80x80 cm
ENTRE TEMPS Painting, 80x80 cm
©2024 Jean-Humbert Savoldelli

Evolutions of theses works in the contemporary art market

Contemporary pastel paintings have undergone an evolution in recent years. Artists are experimenting with new techniques and materials, pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

Painting,  83x155 cm
Yellow Red Adventure L 1 Painting, 83x155 cm
©2020 Peter Nottrott

Related Famous Artists

Contemporary Artists who are renowned for their work in pastel paintings include Daniel Greene, Wolf Kahn, and Ellen Eagle.

Daniel Greene is known for his realistic and highly-detailed portraits, which capture the essence and personality of his subjects. His use of pastels produces a rich, luminous effect that brings his subjects to life.

Wolf Kahn is famous for his landscapes, which are characterized by their bold, bright colors and striking contrast. His use of pastels creates a soft, dreamy effect that is both calming and mesmerizing.

Ellen Eagle creates introspective portraits that explore the human psyche in a deeply personal way. Her pastel work is notable for its delicate, nuanced use of color and texture, which create an ethereal, otherworldly quality.

Other contemporary artists who have made a name for themselves in the world of pastel paintings include Susan Lyon, Richard McKinley, and Albert Handell. Each artist brings their unique perspective and style to the medium, creating works that are both beautiful and thought-provoking. Whether exploring the beauty of nature or the complexities of the human experience, these artists continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with pastels.

Painting,  80x80 cm
Summer expanses Painting, 80x80 cm
©2024 Irina Laube

Notable contemporary Pastel Paintings

Contemporary pastel paintings have become increasingly popular due to their unique charm and the ability of pastel artists to create stunning works of art with this medium. Some well-known contemporary pastel paintings include:

  1. "The Gondolier" by Daniel Greene, 2012 - This pastel portrait showcases a gondolier in Venice, Italy, capturing the essence of the city’s rich culture and history.

  2. "Evening Light" by Richard McKinley, 2016 - This pastel landscape painting features a serene mountain landscape bathed in the soft, warm light of the setting sun.

  3. "Yellow Roses" by Ellen Eagle, 2014 - This pastel still life painting showcases the delicate beauty of yellow roses, with intricate details and vivid colors that bring the bouquet to life.

  4. "In the Stillness" by Diane Rappisi, 2015 - This pastel landscape painting depicts a tranquil winter scene, with snow-covered trees and a frozen river conveying a sense of calm and stillness.

  5. "Harbor Reflections" by Barbara Benedetti Newton, 2017 - This pastel painting captures the vibrant colors and reflections of a busy harbor, with boats and buildings rendered in intricate detail.

These contemporary pastel paintings showcase the versatility and beauty of this medium, with each artist bringing their own unique style and vision to their artwork. From serene landscapes to vibrant still lifes, pastel paintings continue to captivate and inspire art lovers around the world.

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Painting titled "Lady with Cross" by Arnold Böcklin, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Lady with Cross - Painting, 85x41 cm ©1910 by Arnold Böcklin - Symbolism, symbolism-1020, Religion

Arnold Böcklin

"Lady with Cross"

Oil on Canvas | 85x41 cm

Painting titled "Summer expanses" by Irina Laube, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Summer expanses - Painting, 80x80 cm ©2024 by Irina Laube - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Landscape, sommer grün, sommer landscaft

Irina Laube

"Summer expanses"

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Painting titled "The Emotional Creat…" by Carla Sá Fernandes, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
The Emotional Creation#386 - Painting, 90x60 cm ©2024 by Carla Sá Fernandes - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract, abstract, abstract art, abstract artwork, abstract painting, carlasafe, Carla Sa Fernandes, lines, stripes, colorful, colour, vibrant, sun, pattern, minimal, rough, colorful art

Carla Sá Fernandes

"The Emotional Creation#386"

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Painting titled "Underwater  Turquoi…" by Alexandra Djokic, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Underwater Turquoise - Painting, 100x70 cm ©2024 by Alexandra Djokic - Impressionism, impressionism-603, Beach, underwater, swimmer, summer, swimming pool, woman, girl, seascape, water reflection

Alexandra Djokic

"Underwater Turquoise"

Acrylic on Paper | 100x70 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "Contemporary portra…" by Nataliya Bagatskaya, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Contemporary portrait "Cat Country" - Painting, 90x55 cm ©2024 by Nataliya Bagatskaya - Figurative, figurative-594, Women Portraits, black cats, Contemporary realism, Inspirational artwork, cat statue, Joyful moments, Modern clothes, Reflections of life, Positive vibes, Lifestyle art, Mona Lisa face, Modern woman portrait, Nostalgic feeling

Nataliya Bagatskaya

"Contemporary portrait "Cat Country""

Acrylic on Canvas | 90x55 cm

Painting titled "Meditation 2024" by Young Park, Original Artwork, Acrylic
Meditation 2024 - Painting, 45.3x53 cm ©2024 by Young Park - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Portrait, woman, emotional, poeticpainting, modern, portrait

Young Park

"Meditation 2024"

Acrylic on Canvas | 45.3x53 cm

Painting titled "I PREFER NOT TO KNOW" by Hu/Lie, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
I PREFER NOT TO KNOW - Painting, 119x89 cm ©2024 by Hu/Lie - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Portrait, portrait, couleurs, dualité, engagée, popart, expressionnisme, figuratif, environnement, art écologique



Oil on Linen Canvas | 119x89 cm

Painting titled "Gertruda" by Wilhem Von Kalisz, Original Artwork, Oil
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Wilhem Von Kalisz


Oil on Canvas | 50x60 cm

Painting titled "No. 1381_Untitled" by Guido Lötscher, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
No. 1381_Untitled - Painting, 100x100 cm ©2024 by Guido Lötscher - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Abstract, Squeegee Technique, Abstraktion der Rakeltechnik, Inspiration Gerhard Richter, Zeitgenössische Kunst, Contemporary Art, Fine Art, Red Painting, Abstraktes Bild, Abstrakt Painting

Guido Lötscher

"No. 1381_Untitled"

Oil on Canvas | 100x100 cm

On Request
Painting titled "Danza en azules" by Cesar Ayllón, Original Artwork, Oil
Danza en azules - Painting, 100x80 cm ©2024 by Cesar Ayllón -

Cesar Ayllón

"Danza en azules"

Oil on Linen Canvas | 100x80 cm

Painting titled "Red Flowers" by Xavier Wttrwulghe, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
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Xavier Wttrwulghe

"Red Flowers"

Acrylic on Canvas | 120x100 cm

Painting titled "The glory of being…" by Mariclair Plante, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
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Mariclair Plante

"The glory of being you"

Acrylic on Canvas | 101.6x152.4 cm

Painting titled "ENTRE TEMPS" by Jean-Humbert Savoldelli, Original Artwork, Acrylic Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
ENTRE TEMPS - Painting, 80x80 cm ©2024 by Jean-Humbert Savoldelli - Expressionism, expressionism-591, Abstract, SAVOLDELLI, ENTRETEMPS

Jean-Humbert Savoldelli


Acrylic on Canvas | 80x80 cm

Painting titled "Last day of life." by Igor Shulman, Original Artwork, Oil Mounted on Wood Stretcher frame
Last day of life. - Painting, 100x90 cm ©2024 by Igor Shulman - Impressionism, impressionism-603, Flower, igor shulman, oil painting, flowers, cannabis, filosophy, claim, joy, positive

Igor Shulman

"Last day of life."

Oil on Canvas | 100x90 cm

Prints available
Painting titled "monday" by Gerard Jouannet, Original Artwork, Acrylic
monday - Painting, 180x100 cm ©2024 by Gerard Jouannet - Impressionism, impressionism-603, City, ville, city, people, workers

Gerard Jouannet


Acrylic on Canvas | 180x100 cm

Painting titled "PORTRAIT. E" by Aleksandr Ilichev, Original Artwork, Acrylic
PORTRAIT. E - Painting, 120x100 cm ©2023 by Aleksandr Ilichev - Figurative, figurative-594, Women Portraits

Aleksandr Ilichev