Announcing the upcoming 5 Day Pastel Challenge: Vibrant Still Life with Caitlin Heslop

It’s been a little while since our last Challenge, so we’re very pleased to announce the forthcoming 5 Day Pastel Challenge: Vibrant Still Life with Caitlin Heslop, which will be held from Mon 3rd – Fri 7th June.

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, Caitlin will challenge you to create a vibrant still life scene in soft pastel, while encouraging you to add your own interpretation to make your piece your own, through creating your own still life set up, choosing an abstract colour palette and selecting your composition.

In this video Caitlin will talk you through the upcoming still life pastel challenge. You will get an overview of what to expect over the week, a more detailed explanation of materials required and examples of Caitlin’s distinctive style which she challenges you to emulate in this pastel challenge.

When you join the challenge you’ll also get the opportunity to get 20% discount on an exclusive 16 Half Stick Soft Pastel set that Caitlin has put together specially for the challenge.

The challenge is completely free to take part, held in a dedicated Facebook Group, where you’ll be able to access the daily videos and the live Q&A sessions with Caitlin.

For more info and to sign up, go to

The Pause Before the Start

For many of us, our lives are filled with hurry. Creativity is something that we know we value and want to prioritise, and if we are lucky enough to have time for it, we often carry our hurry into our times of creating.

If you enjoyed reading this…

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive more blogs like this, as well as other Unison Colour news including upcoming events and exclusive offers.

Use the buttons below to share this blog…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Blog Posts

A soft pastel painting of a tree during golden hour.

Discovering Reflected Color

When asked to identify the color of a shadow, it is common to respond that it would be a darker color of whatever is in shadow.  A shadow of a tree on green grass would be a darker green.  A shadow of the same tree on dirt would be a darker brown.

Garden of Colour and Flight

On two sides looking out the windows is the woods, the view begins not four foot off the sidewalls where trees and open forest floor slope up and gently away. When the spring rain comes, water gathers in the high places and forms water falling streams that run toward and alongside the studio heading toward gathering ponds on the lower side.

Log In

When requesting a Password Reset using the 'Lost your password?' option, you'll receive an email with a link to reset your password. It's important to note that if you request multiple emails, only the most recent link will work.

Customer Enquiries

Got a question?

Please don’t hesitate to send us any questions, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
If you’d rather send us an email, please get in touch at:

Or give us a call on +44 (0)1434 240203 and choose option 1, for Liz.

Trade Enquiries

For trade enquiries, please contact us as below:


[email protected] or call Liz on +44 (0)1434 240203 Option 1

China and Russia
North America
ROW (Exc. China and Russia)