SESSION 3 – Seascape – PASTEL & INK UNDERPAINTING – November 26th 9am and 3pm London UK

2/3Hrs SEASCAPE – Pastel – With Ink Underpainting

COMPLETED - Workshop available

 Click HERE if you are outside the UK for your time

This 2/3 hour-long Live Zoom Paint Along includes instruction, demonstration, and question + answer time.  It is all about the SEA, It will give you a good incite in how I use Pastels and INK together. How to use the INK to colour the paper bespoke to the scene/photo you are working from to help create more surface texture, better whites and a cleaner painting. A Seascape is full of texture, I will show you how easy it is to create surf and rock texture using the papers surface.

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 WHITE Canson TOUCH Paper (TEX). I suggest Half a full sheet.  I will be working on a sheet 450mm x 450mm Click here for source
  • Water jar, rags,
  • A watercolor brush, I recommend: Size HALF inch flat, nothing special
  • Printouts of the attached reference material. (sent to registered students)
  • Hairdryer to speed up drying time.A good source of materials from Jacksons Art London Click Here

Inks - You can use watercolour, although its the intensity of the Inks that work so well

I use Daley Rowney Aquafine Inks. Click here for UK delivery  and Winsor and Newton Calligraphy Inks Click here for UK delivery, although you can source your own brands as long as they are lightfast and water based. Click here for Jacksons Own Brand of Inks, very good.

  • Blue Black.. You can mix black and Blue together to get this or use the Winsor and Newton Blue Black
  • Indian Red or similar
  • Turquoise
  • Bright Blues
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Violet or Magenta


  • Paynes Gray
  • Lemon Yellow

You can incorporate Watercolours with the Inks, so a lemon Yellow for instance, there is no need to purchase the Ink if you have a watercolour... The Main Blues for the water i prefer to be Inks for their intensity.


  • Click here to download an image of the colours so you can visually match them near enough
    • A Hard pastel such as Conte sticks. A white and Black, Click Here for Source UK. I prefer the harder white as they dont fill the tooth of the paper.
    • A light turqouise tint
    • A medium turqouise
    • A dark turqouise
    • Dark Prussian Blue
    • An Ultramarine
    • A Phthalo Blue
    • A Blue Grey
    • Grey Greens
    • Grey Browns
    • Dark Brown
    • Soft White
    • Purple greys
      I like to use some neutral colours for the rocks, so any blue greys, grey greens, grey browns, dark browns etc would be an advantage. Lots of turquoise and turqouise greens.