I think chalk pastels are wonderful to use in Impressionistic art paintings. I know that I have mentioned before that years ago a teacher explained to me that pastel pictures are not really “drawings” but are paintings. You see, you are using a pure stick of dry paint color, so you are painting, aren’t you? Pastels can be used with great freedom to give your
Now and then we like to enjoy a tutorial in the style of a particular artist. Today, we celebrate the popular 20th century artist, Norman Rockwell. His birthday is February 3, 1894. He is known for his paintings of every day American life, portraits of famous Americans, plus funny, beautiful and nostalgic scenes of family times. In honor of one of America’s most favorite artists,
Today we are going to go on an art adventure! Most of our lessons are of everyday objects, landscapes and such, but in this tutorial we are going to paint an impressionistic type painting in the style of the great French artist Henri Matisse. A Matisse chalk pastel art tutorial. This is a famous and iconic figure called the “Icarus.” ~This post contains affiliate links
Today we are painting with our pastels our version of Monet’s water lilies and the bridge. This art lesson came about as a result of our learning with Passport France Download n’ Go by Amanda Bennett. So, today we are not only offering this free chalk pastel tutorial but Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett has a fabulous giveaway in store for Hodgepodge readers, below! The
Stunning results on a black sheet of construction paper! That describes Nana’s latest pastel tutorial. After our wonderful trip to Lily Pad Pond, we really wanted to make some lily pads with pastels. So… We cut sheets of black construction paper in half and gathered our colors. Remember that in most of Nana’s tutorials, we begin a landscape by drawing the horizon? Well, for our
It is always fun to follow nature study with art. A perfect combination, we would say. So, we asked Nana and she shared with us sunflowers a pastels tutorial. You can even study Van Gogh’s sunflowers and do yours in the style of the master artist. Sunflowers: A Pastels Tutorial As promised in her comment on our Sunflower Study, Nana came for a pastel lesson.