Pastel Painting Lessons & Techniques

Welcome to the pastel painting and drawing section of CreativeSpotlite.com. On the following pages you will find a great selection of step by step oil pastel painting and drawing demonstrations, techniques and tips that I am sure you will enjoy. The art instruction on the following pages has been generously donated by professional artists from all over the world. We are most grateful for their generosity and we hope you enjoy! Happy painting!

Featured Pastel Painting Lessons

  • Solar Living

    Lachlan Donald

    By Mike Mahon

    This demonstration is based on a photo of the Taos mountains taken in the early evening from El Prado, a suburb in the northern part of Taos, New Mexico

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  • Plein Air Painting Demonstration - City Of Rocks - By Jo Castillo

    Lachlan Donald

    By Jo Knoblock Castillo

    Jo Knoblock Castillo has always had an interest in art and working with her hands. Whether it was cooking, sewing or making gifts, she was happy to be “doing”. While living in Bolivia, she finally rediscovered her love of painting. Her interest is in landscapes and paintings that have connections to her life.

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  • Introduction to Pastel Drawing Mediums

    Pastels are one of the easiest mediums to work with and therefore are a very popular choice amongst artists. Pastels combine the immediacy of a drawing medium while at the same time provide the artist with a color rich, paint like environment. With Pastel drawing, there is no need to prepare your drawing surface, as pastels can be applied directly to your support. There are no harsh chemicals or mediums to be concerned about and cleanup is a snap! It is no wonder why artists adore this medium so much.

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  • Care, Matting, and Framing Pastel Paintings

    By Margaret Garrington

    This demonstration is based on a photo of the Taos mountains taken in the early evening from El Prado, a suburb in the northern part of Taos, New Mexico

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