In this article we learn from artist Ian Fletcher how to use water with pastels in a slightly different way. Great thing to experiment when painting with pastels.
One of the downsides to using pastels is that they can be difficult to store or transport. Here's a way that may help you, a trick to transporting your pastel paintings that will help to protect your artwork.
Usually when painting with pastels you apply layers of pastels to the surface. This article is about how to layer pastels.
If you think using pastels is limited to just paper, think again. There are other surfaces suitable. Here we look at using pastels on wood.
If you are uninspired then check out some of my tips for creative inspiration. Using pastels can be fun, quick and easy once you know how.
There are many different pastel painting techniques that you can develop over time. Applying pastels to specific pastel paper and creating art is fun and rewarding as it's much quicker than paint
There are many things that you will discover about pastels that will surprise you. Here are three things that may help as once you start painting with pastels art takes on a whole new dimension.
There are three main things to know when using oil pastels. They are different to soft pastels in that they have an oil base. Painting with pastels is really quite easy, you just need to know the basics
Painting with different types of pastels gives a totally different result. They can be used on a range of surfaces and the different type of pastels come in full or half sticks
Here's a look at what pan pastels are and why painting with pastels has taken on a whole new meaning.