Artist Blogs

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

Inspiration & Transformation

Inspiration can come from anywhere and at any time.  But rarely does our source of inspiration provide us with perfection.

Dexterity and Mark Making

How we use and hold our pastels will determine what amazing marks we will make. Eventually, with practice and discovery through play, this will create our style.

Starting out with Soft Pastels

So many of us are nervous when we start a new hobby or a new medium, it’s daunting when we are surrounded by fabulous art wherever we turn!

Pastels for Pain – Where it all Began

When I first picked up a pastel after years of aggressive pain medications, I quickly realised that all I really needed was my faculties back and a beautiful distraction.

Using Your Painting as a Photo Reference

One of the most common questions I get about painting is “How can I loosen up?”. A technique that I use quite often, especially in my mangrove series, is to use an older painting as the photo reference.

Pastel Dust for Water Foam

This is my first blog for Unison Colour as an Associate Artist and I’m very excited to be sharing some of my pastel painting techniques and inspiration behind my work with you!

Turning Points

When we think back on our artistic life and how we began and progressed, which for me started 42 years ago; a huge part of our journey is the milestones and turning points we experience.

The Dyslexic Artist

Dyslexic people nearly always have a natural flair for one or more of the arts such as music, acting, dancing or like me, art.

Tell A Story In Your Paintings & Speak Your Truth

“Why did I pick that to paint?” Stop for a moment and ask yourself that before you move on. I usually know why I picked my subject, before a single pastel stroke hits my paper…

You Enjoy Painting And Then You Get Lost

It happens. You are comfortable with painting. Yes, you know you have room for improvement and growth. But you enjoy painting. And then you get lost.

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