Beginners Soft Pastel Tips from Rebecca de Mendonça. If you’re new to soft pastels or have always wanted to try, this free PDF guide will help you Get Started.
This colourful guide covers all the basics, including what surface to work on, how to set up your workspace and how to clean and look after your pastels.
Rebecca then shows you how versatile soft pastels can be, helping you to master various techniques like Smudging, Hatching and Twisting.
‘The point is to stay on your path, find what excites you, see where it goes and hopefully enjoy the journey that never ends.’
Unison Colour and Associate Artist, Nina Squire, are excited to announce the next 5 Day Pastel Challenge starting 9am (UK time) Monday 1st February, running
I am always amazed at how many pastel artists have always wanted to paint “en plein air” (out in the open air) but were hesitant to try.
With so many art materials available to us out there, it can be difficult to know where to start. My “safe” zone for many years was graphite and coloured pencil but even with those, now that I know more, I realise I was only using them to a tiny fraction of their potential.
Please note that during this period, we can’t allow visits to our premises.