Curtain, Jug and Fruit by Paul Cézanne in Pastel Pencils

Our 4th Advanced Demonstration that we added in February 2019 is an impressionistic painting - “Curtain, Jug and Fruit” by Paul Cézanne. Our Pastel Pencil demonstrations show advanced techniques and are designed to show how far you can push the pastel pencil medium. We are venturing [...]

By | 2019-03-11T15:02:44+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Podcasts, Still Life Tips|0 Comments

Is Impressionism Easy? – Podcast #202

We read out your emails and answer your questions. Colin talks about his progression with the pastelmat paper and expansion into the cretacolor range of pastel pencils. He also talks about impressionism and whether it’s easy to do impressionistic paintings. We also offer advice to [...]

By | 2019-02-06T11:09:54+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

Pastel Paper, Materials and Lighting – Podcast #201

We get back into the swing of things with this podcast, it's been a little while and we hope to be doing more of them more frequently for you all! In this episode we talk about the newest projects, working with Pastelmat, using polychromos pictures, [...]

By | 2019-01-17T11:58:51+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Materials & Pencils, Podcasts|0 Comments

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère in Pastel Pencils

We're so excited to reveal that the 3rd Demonstration picture is “A Bar at the Folies-Bergère” by Édouard Manet! These demonstrations show advanced techniques and are designed to show how far you can push the pastel pencil medium. This picture really pushes the boundaries and is [...]

By | 2019-02-25T10:14:22+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Podcasts|0 Comments

Running an Art Workshop – Podcast #198

In this mini podcast Dad shares his knowledge of running art workshops and offers advice to those that wish to do the same. Listen and read the transcription below: Download this Podcast Stephen Bradley: We thought we'd do a little mini podcast.  Gabriele sent over a really interesting [...]

By | 2018-09-14T20:38:41+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Podcasts, Tips & Techniques|0 Comments

New Demonstration! Constructing a Reggianini – “The Letter”

We're thrilled and excited to unveil the next Pastel Pencil Demonstration is "The Letter" by Vittorio Reggianini! The response to our new Demonstrations section in our Membership has been overwhelming and it's amazing how many people, even though it was designed as a demonstration, gave [...]

By | 2019-02-25T10:14:34+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Podcasts|0 Comments

Secrets Behind Impressionism – Podcast #195

"Impressionism is like a statement that you make without a structure." In this podcast Colin describes the work he's doing with impressionism and how best to describe how it feels "alive" comparing it to photography. What's the secret behind it? We discuss in the podcast. [...]

By | 2018-06-19T11:51:17+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Podcasts|0 Comments

When do you call yourself an artist? – Podcast #193

In this episode Colin answers your questions including "when do you call yourself an artist?" Listen to his advice as we discuss this and other points including laying enough pastel to cover the paper and the 2 Ballet Dancers picture. Download this Podcast Listen on [...]

By | 2018-05-25T16:23:00+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Podcasts|0 Comments