View Full Version : Great videos with interviews and demo paintings

01-14-2015, 01:46 PM
If some one didn't know ;)

Shirl Parker
01-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Thanks tmeks.

01-15-2015, 11:26 AM
My favorite: "Pastel Brands Matter" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQgXuMI1eKY) by our own Colorix, also her six part Iceland demo. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDYzzq1Y8mU)

I've actually done the tomato from Pastel Brands Matter although I designed the shape to be less round. Actually I've done it twice, it's a very cool way to test different pastels and surfaces. It comes out stunning. It's not hard to do it yourself and a great introduction to her Colourist method. She is the teacher from ESP: Still Life The Colourful Way (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527268), here in the Pastel Learning Center. Late in 2008 she completely revolutionized how I look at color and treat pastel painting.

I'll sketch without so many layers but I still keep many of those principles in mind while I work on any level of pastel, down to light sketching. Looking at color in that way helped me make sense of an enormous collection of sticks and actually use them all, yet be able to paint well with a small box of a new brand whatever's really in that box.

01-15-2015, 03:46 PM
Thanx Robert
Interesting, specialy Iceland demo.

01-18-2015, 11:41 PM
If some one didn't know ;)
Thanks for sharing this. I am looking forward to viewing the whole series.

01-22-2015, 08:39 AM
I just discovered another pastel painter on YouTube who does glorious things with a limited, saturated palette. This one would be very good for beginners, partly for her content and partly because she shows how to use a small starter set - she uses different pastels in her demos ranging from Holbein, Schminke and Unison, 8 to 10 pastels per painting. She used the 18 color starter set of Unisons to great effect. This one is in Holbeins. She also has interviews with Dawson and other great pastelists, so this really is both demos and interviews!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLpKh40Gwww Gail Sibley. I think she only recently started doing them, when I checked the post date on her orange pepper and garlic video demo it was last July. This one's from March 2014. So these haven't been up for years and years. Otherwise I'd surely have run into her by now.

01-22-2015, 09:27 AM
Yes, I know this - great videos nad site (howtopastel) to ;)

SAS Designs
01-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Thanks, AGAIN, Rob, love Gail's work, and her website too:
http://www.howtopastel.com/ (http://http://www.howtopastel.com/)

01-22-2015, 05:11 PM
Just watched Charlie's Iceland videos....fascinating to see and hear her thought processes. And such beautiful work she does!
also checked the video's of Gail Sibley...very interesting also....love her finished products!
checked in on Mazuma Produtions...may take a while to get through them....

01-26-2015, 09:30 AM
Karen Margulus has a great blog and several instructional videos. I really like Gail Sibley too!

01-28-2015, 10:11 AM
Margaret Evans does a three part flower painting demo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAO9R_WNWUI) at Painting & Drawing Channel on YouTube. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAO9R_WNWUI - this is a quite long one, a full lesson. I think this is a British painting program that ranges through various mediums. They had a couple of good Arnold Lowrey ones too if you click on their channel. I subscribed but of course have to wade through a lot of oils and watercolor ones to get to the pastels.

01-28-2015, 01:15 PM
Thanks for posting that paste brands video Robert! Now I understand far better why my work is not what I am trying to achieve. I have to upgrade my tools!