Overcoming Fear of Failure – Podcast #209

In this episode we talk about comparing yourself to other artists and overcoming fear of failure (this discussion starts at around 9 minutes 40 seconds in). Around that we also talk about how Colin's watercolour work has changed through the experience of working further with [...]

By | 2019-07-24T09:48:08+00:00 July 24th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

Renoir’s “The Apple Seller” – Podcast #208

In this episode of the Podcast Colin talks about his reproduction of Renoir's "The Apple Seller" in Pastel. We discuss: - How you approach a picture that is more impressionistic compared to realism - what aspect of realistic pictures requires an impressionistic touch? - How [...]

By | 2019-07-16T16:00:50+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

Tips for Beginners using Pastel Pencils – Podcast #207

In this episode Colin offers tips for those starting out with Pastel Pencils including the following: Taping your work down to a piece of hardboard just bigger than the picture. Working from top to bottom and left to right (or right to left if you're [...]

By | 2019-05-15T14:15:37+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

Turn your pictures upside down – Podcast #205

In this podcast we answer your questions. Discussion points include: > how turning your pictures upside down allows you to improve your work. > how can learning to draw flowers help with drawing portraits? (Skip to around 10 minutes to hear Colin talk about this) [...]

By | 2019-04-11T10:55:21+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” Behind the Scenes Podcast

In this episode we discuss the challenges behind drawing Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" using Pastel Pencils. Learn about Colin's process in approaching a picture like this and which areas he found challenging and interesting to do. You can watch the full 3 [...]

By | 2019-04-04T12:55:46+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

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