A 12 Step Guide to Painting a Contemporary Still Life with Soft Pastel using all the Traditional Painting Tools of Colour, Tone and more.
- Do this project to get ahead of the ordinary.
- Step by step instruction
- Everything is demonstrated
- Explanations of why and how
- An informative commentary while painting
- Underpainting for Glowing effects
- Easy Peasy Drawing up
- Rich colour layering
- Every step has video instruction
- Paint your standout pastel
Skill Level: for pastellists with an understanding of tone and colour and how they work.
This is a project for the serious artist, those pastellists wanting a kick start project and/or to see how a professional artist creates a painting from start to finish.
A HEADS UP........
Cherries on White is the first online pastel learning course we made. A lot of planning and thought went into this online workshop and really we are quite happy with it. BUT, that dreaded but.............
The video is good but there are a couple of spots that can't be cut/edited out as this information is valuable to you and we'd hate for you to miss it.
Therefore the cost has been kept low to cover this.
A new camera man has been hired. We call him "Cecile De Mile", as he goes the extra mile to make an excellent video.
Please remember it's all about the journey and smile when you get to the spots where the camera isn't on the subject being talked about, it does catch-up so you won't miss out.
Thanks in advance for following on and creating your own Cherries on White Still Life painting.
The last bit of news.......... The next pastel painting done from this subject and in this style, has been awarded a second place at the Pastel Society of Australia Annual Awards and Exhibition August 2019.
Karol Oakley is a very experienced and sought-after international tutor, artist and plein-air painter who has 30 years’ know-how to share with you.
Her workshops are structured to help artists further develop their skills and confidence. Karol’s workshops are informative and fun with the often-heard comment of “oh I learnt so much”.
A Master Pastellist of the Pastel Society of Australia and Pastellist of the Year in 2014, Karol has over 20 years teaching practice and works on the premise that there is always more to learn.
Karol teaches in a friendly relaxed atmosphere with the emphasis on gaining confidence for creating your own style of painting based on the skills and methods learnt in the workshop.
"I have always found Karol a bit different as an artist and tutor…….rarely do I see someone who is a very inspiring artist .......................
........... a true no nonsense professional who has a great eye for attention to detail - excellent communicator and is very enthusiastic about any task/journey/workshop that she is involved in.
Karol's ability to pass on and communicate her teaching skills are second to none and I have always enjoyed her tutoring methods and the many tips she so graciously shares with her students".
Ron Bryant PSA
"When it comes to Pastel Workshops and Demonstrations, Karol Oakley is right up there.
Her relaxed style and generous giving of information and techniques are very, very good.
I have had the pleasure of attending 2 workshops and several demonstrations over the last 4 years and enjoyed each one very much. More importantly I think my pastel paintings have improved since working with Karol.
Member of PSWA and PSA"
Frequently Asked Questions
Well what do you think? This is a detailed project from which you gain skills, ideas and confidence to get on with creating your own unique pastel paintings.
Completing this course puts you ahead of the ordinary, when you put the pastel tips, tricks and foundation knowledge into practice.
Pastels can become addictive, so practice, play and make pastel happen.
Thank you for sharing this project with me.
Making Pastel Happen
We have a private FaceBook group that will welcome you. It's here that you can share your ideas, your paintings and know that everyone on that site is someone who has done a workshop with me.
Go to Facebook - Making Pastel Happen and send a friend request to join the group when you are enrolled and started with the project.
See you there, show us what you have done, and talk about any ideas, tips or learning you have encountered from practicing what you took from this project.
This is a friendly supportive group, we are here to encourage you with your ongoing pastel learning.
with best wishes for your future in art,