Paint a Night Scene in Pastel and Mixed Media

Night Scene - Pastel and Mixed Media workshop

On booking, I will send you login details and Zoom details

Virtual Event - 2020 - Monday, Dec 14th  3pm – 6.30pm  UK  London  15.00hrs – 18.30hrs FEE: £29.95   

Virtual Event-2020 - Wednesday, Dec 16th – 12.30pm UK  London  9.00hrs – 12.30hrs FEE: £29.95

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This 3.5 hour-long Live Zoom class includes instruction, demonstration, and question + answer time. It will help you interpret photographs and help you to see what is needed to turn a photo into a painting. Looking at light and composition to develop into something amazing rather than ordinary. It will help you use the materials in the best way, re invent, not over work and create surface texture. Positive, clean pastel work, with minimalistic mark making. You learn about Mark making and how important this is. Developing a style, how to avoid flat surfaces.

We will also cover Composition, Values, Colour Temperatures, Recession, Depth of Field and Movement.

Students will need, for each class:

  • Students will need  1 sheet of  Light Grey or White Pastelmat . I will be working on a sheet mm  300 mm x 125mm roughly Click here for Source
  • Printouts of reference material. (sent to registered students)
    Half inch brush
  • A Hard pastel such as Conte sticks. A white and Black.  it is for white of the surf. Click Here for source

Good source of Materials from Jacksons Art London Click here

Pastel Colours

Click here to download an image of the colours so you can visually match them near enough

  • Orange
  • Red
  • Yellow (Red Orange Biased)
  • Dark Prussian Blue
  • Dark Blue Grey
  • A Blue Grey
  • Grey Greens
  • Grey Browns
  • Yellow Orche
  • Violet greys
    I suggest a few variations on the individual colours.

    PanPastel Colours
  • Orange Tint 280.8
  • Phthalo Blue 560.5
  • Ultramarine Blue Tint 520.8
  • Permanent Red 340.5
    If you do not have PanPastel you could use watercolour or pastel


  • A Dark Blue Black
  • Colbalt Blue
    Click HERE for Jacksons Inks
    Click HERE for Calligraphy Inks

The Inks I use are either Jacksons or Aquafine Inks from Daley Rowney, or Calligraphy Inks from Windsor and Newton. Jacksons in the UK have their own Inks which are very good. Must be Water based Inks, lightfast and permanent. You can choose your own brand.  I sometimes make my own colours with the Aquafine Inks. Add the Bright Blue to Black and I get my Blue Black


  • Dark Grey
  • Dark Shale
    Click HERE for Promarkers