Artist Blogs

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

Natural Earths

I liked the idea of the natural earth pigments because they are made of earth. I imagine that humans have been using these same colours for thousands of years.

The Small Colored Sticks That Changed Me, by Lyn Asselta.

The Small Colored Sticks that Changed Me

For many years, I was caught up in other artistic pursuits — calligraphy, basketry on intricately painted gourds, drafting and design work. But, one day, in the way of all good mysteries and life-changing events, I came across a small box of pastel sticks.

Beyond the Photograph

My father brought home willow charcoal and white conté chalk, grey textured paper, and the wonderful book ‘How to Draw Horses’ by Walter T Foster. I followed every word of that book.

Nifty Shades of Grey

Creative expression with Unison Colour black, white and grey toned pastels.

From Graphic Designer to Pastel Artist

Making the jump to become a professional artist just over 5 years ago never in my wildest dreams could I ever have thought so much would happen in such a relatively short period of time.

Competitive Pastelling

If you use social media, then your followers can comment and “love/like” you in the virtual world, but what about entering pastel art competitions?

Breaking Pastels

Who would believe what possibilities and potential lie inside these neatly wrapped lozenges of colour? They are essentially chunks of pure dry pigment, more intense in colour than any tube of paint.

My Three Studio Basics: The Tools of my trade

I often get lovely comments about my work from people at art shows. One that crops up regularly is ‘I’ve tried pastels and just can’t get on with them’.

Lifelong Learner

For most of my life I assumed art was not for me, obviously I tried it at school, but I was never that good.

Colour Strategy …and when to shoot the big guns

Colour is, and should, be a life-long pursuit for any artist. Its use, makes, or breaks, any artwork. Very often less is more, and colour could often be amplified by its absence. 

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