Artist Blogs

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

Painting Pastel Miniatures

Have you ever wanted to sharpen your mark making skills or improve your ability to simplify a scene to get the best composition? Both of these important skills will improve if you start painting ATC’s or Artist Trading Cards.

What makes a successful painting?

I recently heard this question asked and it got me to thinking. How do we define our artwork as a success? Success can come in many forms, but really, you will determine what success means for you.

The Pastel is mightier than the Sword: Part 2 – Noise

Now call me old fashioned, but with the radio on in the background, when I listened to a man boast about his ability to grab a woman by her genitalia on account of his celebrity status, going on to become the president of the United States, Orange 7 snapped into shards as my blood boiled.

The Pastel is mightier than the sword: Part 1

I cannot say I am a pastel artist, but I am an artist who uses pastels. It didn’t start that way either. Much of my work is humanitarian using art as a means of protest, at least making a noise.

Achieving Colour Harmony for the Pastel Artist

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.

Plein Air with Soft Pastels

We as painters are always hoping for that next masterpiece. So, the question begs to be answered, “why paint plein air?”.

Changing Lane

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.

Un-locked

As an artist, every big event is potentially siesmic on the emotions and what we produce and ordinarily the go to would be to put our feelings down on paper.

Landscape expression with Unison Colour pastels

As a professional artist my work now focuses primarily on the landscape and in a very loose, free and expressive way with mixed media and pastel and is always evolving.

Fast and Light – Drawing Outdoors

I love being outside, especially on some rugged coastline or remote glen in the hills and more often than not I’m driven to put something of the experience down on paper.

Finding Inspiration

Ever sit there and hope for something inspirational to show up right in front of you? Or have people asked you what inspired you to create a piece of artwork?

The Pretender

I have worked for Unison Colour since 2015 & I absolutely love my job. It mainly involves being an Account Manager for our many Associate Artists. However, I do not draw or paint!

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