Colourful Chronicles

Delve into our vast collection of guest blogs, and read about the intriguing methods that artists apply, while using Unison Colour pastels.

A Figurative Approach to Abstraction

Although I am primarily a figurative artist, I have had an admiration and fondness for Abstract art. The main problem, and I would think not uncommon amongst figurative artists, is that I have had great trouble producing a piece of Abstract Art with which I am entirely happy.

My Painting Journey with Pastels

While appreciating art as a viewer, I remember sitting, for what it looks to me hours and hours, modelling for my mother’s paintings while my brothers were playing.

Bailey: The Artist’s Experience

3 Artists write about their experiences of taking part in the 5 Day Pastel Challenge, painting their own version of ‘Bailey’ by Sue Kerrigan-Harris.

Exploration

The dictionary defines a journey as an act of traveling from one place to another. This would seem to imply a start and an endpoint. For me, as an artist, there really is no ending to my travels.

Tray of broken red Unison Colour pastels.

Fragility and Brokenness

Having recently joined the Unison Colour community as an Associate Artist, I was excited to interact with other pastellists in Unison’s Facebook Group. Early on, I was intrigued by the comments on a fairly sad posting.

Cornwall in Pastel and Paint, by Amy Shuckburgh.

Cornwall in Pastel and Paint

For well over a year Amy Shuckburgh has been working on a collection of pictures of Cornwall. Amy lives in London, but has Cornish relations and has been going there nearly every summer since she was a child.

5 Day Pastel Challenge with Sue Kerrigan-Harris

Join us for a 5 Day Pastel Challenge, where Associate Artist Sue Kerrigan-Harris will guide you through the creation of a portrait of Black Spaniel, Bailey.

Huntingdon Estate, by Toni Frostick.

Artist’s First Steps

In Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is the combination of the two Chinese characters, ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity’ and upon reflection over this lockdown period I feel that these two words do indeed illustrate what a crisis such as Covid-19 actually is.

Emma Colbert Live Q&A

We have a live Q&A session with Unison Colour Associate Artist, Emma Colbert, coming up on Wednesday 30th September at 6pm (GMT +1).

Announcing More New Associate Artists

We can now announce our second group of new Associate Artists to Unison Colour. Our Associate Artists perform a fantastic role for Unison Colour and we are proud to welcome the following people…

Natalia's pastel collection.

Pastels – Love from the First Touch

My first pastels experience happened when I was in the School of Arts at one of the plein airs, during which, students were allowed to take different materials and try mixed techniques.

COVID 19 INFO

Please note that during this period, we can’t allow visits to our premises.

Got a Question?

Then ask Away...

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

Trade/Sales Enquiries

For sales enquiries, including trade, please contact us as below:

UK

liz@unisoncolour.com or call Liz on +44 (0)1434 240203

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

login