How to Layer Pastels

How to Layer Pastels

I was asked a question the other day about how to layer pastels and what exactly it means. Simply put - Layering is putting one layer of pastel on top of another. I see a lot of artists who are new to pastels only ever putting on one or two layers of pastel....

Portrait Painting Demo – Video

Portrait Painting Demo – Video

There are many different techniques to pastels, and in this portrait demo, we see the beautiful use of gentle colours. The artist is Graciela Bombalova, and you can see more of her pastel paintings HERE If you're wanting step by step lessons, head over to the Shop and...

Pastel Painting Tips

Pastel Painting Tips

Nothing beats some good pastel painting tips. So here are three I believe are worthy of telling you. These tips are the first of a series of pastel painting tips that I will add to as this website grows. Tip #1 Train Yourself. Some days it's just not convenient to be...

Different Types of Pastels

Different Types of Pastels

Even though there are many different types of pastels they are essentially small-sized sticks that are obtainable in several shades. Using pastels you are able to bring forth diverse moods in any painting. Painting with pastels gives a flexible medium that provides...

Get Started with Pastels

Get Started with Pastels

There's not much you need to know about pastels to get started. However, these few points may help. Pastels don’t have the glamour of oil paints, and they’re a lot messier than pencils. But pastels have some unique advantages. Unlike paint, colours are mixed on the...

How To Begin With Pastels

How To Begin With Pastels

This is a great medium and a lot of fun, but it can be a bit bewildering knowing how to begin with pastels. What should you buy to start with? Is it worth buying an expensive brand of pastels, or will a cheaper one do? Here’s some advice to help you as you begin...

An Overview of Pastel Painting

An Overview of Pastel Painting

Pastel painting is terrific for those who enjoy the freedom of free-flowing strokes. They are also a medium that is easy to use with clean-up at a minimum. A painting begins with gentle strokes first, the reason is that the stroke is of vital importance. It is all in...

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