Frequently Asked Questions
How dark should your underlayer be?
In this video I discuss Pastel underlayers - How dark to go and also tips for adding details on top.
How to use blending tools & which work best
How to layer Pastel Pencils over soft Pastels
In this video I show you How to layer Pastel Pencils over soft Pastels - using PanPastel, Unison, Faber Castell.
Save your ruined pastel
I show you how to remove pastel
Storing soft pastels
This is how I store my pastel sticks
Best primers to make pastel paper at home
Best Pastel Pencils
pastel pencils reviewed
Best Pastel Papers
a review of various pastel papers
Soft pastels reviewed
Sharpen pastel pencils
how to sharpen pencils, various methods
Sharpen Pastel pencils - crank handle
Starting pastels - what you need to buy
what you need to know to start
Sharpen pastels by hand
More pastel pencils reviewed
Best black pastel pencils
PanPastel toold vs make up tools
Make pastelmat board from paper
Pick the right paper colour for pet portraits
How to tone Pastelmat paper
Pastel fixative - spectrafix
Pastels - are they toxi
Oil painting for beginners - what you need to buy?
Are you confused about "what oil paints to buy" ? here I discuss oil painting supplies, including oil paints, painting canvas, mediums, thinners, brushes etc
How to mix colour with Oils and Acrylic paint
How to varnish an Oil painting
Varnish an oil painting - this works on alkyd oils, and acrylic paintings too.
Glazing for Oil paintings
Glazing Oil painting technique - How to use Liquin
How to paint wet on wet
How to paint wet on wet in Oils.
Preparing a canvas ready to paint with Oils
Sealing the drawing and tonal under-painting
How to paint a tonal under painting
In this video I show you how to paint a tonal under painting.
Glazing fur 15 min lesson
How to paint feathers - 30 min lesson
How to paint an Elephant - 30 min lesson
Painting dark to light
how to paint eyes - lesson
Make a palette at home
Black fur - acrylics vs oils
How to pick the correct colour background for your subjects
In this video I show you how to pick the right coloured background for your pet portraits and wildlife art.