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.
As artists we have many choices to make, starting with the medium we choose. The pastel medium is unique in many ways, and each of you can tell your own story about why you have chosen it.
This month we’re giving away 3 boxes of pastels worth £299.97 each! Find out how you can win either a Starter, Landscape or Portrait 72 Set.
We as painters are always hoping for that next masterpiece. So, the question begs to be answered, “why paint plein air?”.
As a relatively young artist, I have found that there is an unspoken expectation to identify with one specific medium, one style, and one subject matter. Of course, people meander a little bit, but generally it feels like those that are more competent and ambitious find their artistic lane and stick in it.
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