Colourful Chronicles

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

Daily Painting by RS Weinblatt

All of us as artists have busy lives! As it goes, some of the things we are obliged to have nothing to do with art! For me, as an artist and committed pastelist, I still, on a daily basis, strive to find that everyday time to paint, regardless of how little time I have.

La Grande Maslerie: Perfect your Pastels, Day 1

Our first plein air day here at La Grande Maslerie, Roullours, Normandy, France. It was a wonderful morning with glorious sunshine so we headed to a nearby pond with water lilies au Monet!

Zaria Forman exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Arts

On a recent trip to New York City I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Private View of “Scale: Possibilities of Perspective” at the Children’s Museum of the Arts; where one of my favourite pastellists, Zaria Forman is exhibiting two of her beautiful paintings.

Lucy Pittaway Named The ‘UK’s Most Popular Selling Published Artist’

Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway has been named the UK’s ‘Most Popular Selling Published Artist’ 2018 by the Fine Art Trade Guild at their annual awards in London, reflecting not only the number of pieces of artwork sold, but additionally chosen against the popularity and following of the artwork.

Hints & Tips from Denise Findlay

Unison Colour pastels are very buildable. Try mixing colours by applying one on top of the other then use a blending stick to the mix (also called a tortillon).

A blonde haired women in a lumberjack shirt, balanced on a large piece of driftwood, looking out in the steep sided lake.

A Pastel Artist in the age of Social Media

Things sure have changed since I began my career in fine art nearly 30 years ago, the internet was an obscure not quite fully formed idea and social media referred to the posters up around town telling of the dance on Friday night.

Meet Maximillion Baccanello – UK Pastel Society Winner

Meet Maximillion Baccanello, recent Young Artist Award winner at The Pastel Society exhibition held at The Mall Galleries in February. We contacted Max to find out a little bit more about this very exciting & talented artist.

Associate Artist Denise Findlay donates artwork

Associate Artist Denise Findlay has recently donated paintings to two public events. One is for the Princes Trust and the other to support the recent hurricane disaster in the British Virgin Isles. She describes the meaning of the paintings to us at Unison Colour.

The Science & Physicality of Mark Making

Hello again to all ! Hopefully everyone is well and ready for a gorgeous spring season to paint, and what better than a set of Unison Pastels to do just that!

Plage Des Sablon, by Janine Baldwin

International Artist Project

2018 will see the culmination of a international collaborative project I have been lucky enough to be involved with over the last year.

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