Learn how to paint with pastels in the comfort of your own home.



I want to welcome you to Painting With Pastels.

Hi, my name is Fee O’Shea and I have been using pastels on and off now for many years.  I started with charcoal and pastels then went on to acrylic and oil paints, however, I found them a little restricting so went back to pastels and realized that this was my medium of choice.  Over the years I have learnt so much that now I want to share this knowledge with you.  My dream is to help, even just one, budding pastel artist to experience the versatility and freedom of this medium completely free of charge.

So I invite you to look around this site for information or sign up for my 10-part mini e-mail course below, where you’ll receive one lesson a day in your email box.

In My Free Mini-Course You Will Learn:

  • How pastels are made and how to make them yourself.
  • Which is the best easel to get and why.
  • What you need for pastel painting.
  • What if you make a mistake – can you correct it?
  • Should you use a fixative?
  • What the difference is between hard, soft and oil pastels.
  • How to choose the right pastels.
  • A simple tip on how to clean your pastels.
  • And MUCH, MUCH more!

Yes, Fee! I Want to Learn the Secrets of Painting With Pastels and be able to create my own masterpiece!

Send Me My Free “Painting With Pastels” Email Course Today!

You Will Receive the First Lesson in Your Inbox Immediately.

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What People Say

Hi Fee! First of all, I think you are BRILLIANT to have written a how-to E-book; it is truly the way to go now! And I loved the link that showed yours, and other’s work; it is inspirational!

When I was in high school, and taking art classes, I learned the beginning basics on drawing and painting. After I graduated, I went directly into a job painting cartoon animation (the old fashioned way) with bottled paint on mylar acetate “cells”. It didn’t last very long, and I ended up in the corporate world, but still “puttered” with art as a hobby.

I am 54 now, and “re-learning” how to draw and paint, by books and classes (when I can afford them), trial and error. I have been exploring as many mediums as I can, trying to find the “one” that fits my time, style and space. That said, when I stumbled onto your site, I was intrigued. Haven’t done pastels since high school. So I signed up for your free lessons and bought some pastels and paper on ebay. The moment they arrived, (in a broken, powdery MESS) I remembered all too distinctly why I gave them up!

But as I continued to read your lessons, I realized just how much pastel painting has “evolved”, and how many new “types” of pastels are available. I’ve seen pan pastels at work; but mostly from friends who scrapbook using rubber stamps. It never occurred to me that they could actually be used to paint a picture with.

When I can afford it, I intend to purchase your e-book and learn more about the new, varied pastels available and look forward to trying my hand at it. Thank you for the opportunity, the advice and the encouragement.

Lauren Anderson

I've enjoyed receiving your emails and learning more about Pastel Painting. I'm hoping to get a selection of PanPastels shortly so haven't tried them yet. You asked my opinion of the information you've sent so far. I think it is right on target for someone like me who's not used pastels much since my high school art classes (high school graduation was do the math! ) I'm grateful that there are artists like you who are willing to share their knowledge with perfect strangers like me!
Carol - USA

I found your mini-series to be very encouraging and helpful. I am new at pastel drawing and your course has inspired me to I use my art journal more often and try new designs. It continues to be alot of fun. Thank you.
Lynda Sudah

Don’t forget – this 10-day painting with pastels course is absolutely FREE

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