Creative Blog: Pastel

29.07.2019

Pastel artist Graciela Bombalova, a master of realistic portrait and still life painting, shows and tells us how she works. She chose light and natural pastel shades for her still life, which she skilfully merges with the ochre background: It was long ago when I did my last still life painting. Normally I do portraits that capture all my attention,...

30.01.2019

In this step by step instruction the British artist Les Darlow will show you how he builds up a pastel painting which focusses the light in a snowy landscape and how he includes the paper surface into his painting.

29.09.2017

Working with Schmincke’s finest extra-soft pastels leads you back to the origin of colour and is a real painting experience rather than simple drawing. Our step-by-step painting “Roses” varies several soft graduations and is an ideal working example. Enjoy!

10.11.2016

Portraits are very popular in pastel painting. Today we want to show you a modern pastel portrait by the German artist Lars Degenhardt, better known from his YouTube-channel as "Laovaan". He will show you step by step how he works with the Schmincke pastels to achieve this vivid portrait of a young bluehaired girl: