How much is my pastel drawing worth?
Have you recently inherited or purchased a pastel drawing and want to know its value? Mearto provides quick and affordable online appraisals of pastel drawings. All you have to do is click on the “Start Appraisal” button above and follow the steps to send us information about and images of your pastel drawing. One of our qualified and experienced specialists will review and get back to you with a fair market and insurance value, typically within 48 hours.
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What are pastels and how are they used?
Pastels are crayon-like drawing materials made of powdered pigments affixed together by gum or resin. Pastels behave similarly to charcoal, but because of the binding material, more readily affix to a surface. Pastels are a multi-colored material, not to be confused with chalk which are not made with a binding and so behave even more similarly to charcoal in its ability to sit on the drawing surface as opposed to readily affixing to it.
What are the different types of pastels?
There are five types of pastels: soft, PanPastel, hard, pencil and oil.
Who are some notable artists that have worked with pastels?
There are many notable and highly-valued artists who created both sketches and finished works in the pastel medium. Some of those artists include:
What was the most expensive pastel drawing ever sold?
A pastel on board variation of Edvard Munch’s The Scream sold at Sotheby’s for a staggering $120 million.