Enid Wood

Enid Wood uses PanPastel as an important part of her pastel paintings, in combination with soft pastel sticks.

“PanPastel Colors are a favorite medium. I begin nearly every painting with a PanPastel underpainting, moving on to my vast collection of pastel sticks when needed. I value PanPastel Colors for their portability, their flexibility, and their immediacy.

I like to be able to block in a painting quickly, and PanPastel is ideal for this. When forced to create a background because of poor quality reference photos, a PanPastel layer lets me indicate color and direction without fuss, giving me drama that doesn’t take focus away from my subject. I’m currently fascinated by florals, and PanPastel gives me control of hue, temperature, intensity, and edges.

The Sofft Tools sponges and applicators lend themselves to emotional and tactile application of paint.”


About Enid Wood

Enid Wood lives and paints in central Texas. Although she earned an art degree in college and passionately studied art history in graduate school, pastel landscape painting is Enid’s second career, after many years as a violin teacher, mainly in England.

Enid teaches regional pastel classes and workshops, and writes about painting for Pastel Journal. She has studied portrait and still life painting with Don Doxey and plein air pastel landscape painting with Albert Handell.

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Recent Posts:

Our latest Q&A is with New York City based artist Beverly Brown. We wanted to share her beautiful PanPastel paintings and to find out more about her creative process and why she uses PanPastel. Beverly used PanPastel Colors for all of the work shown below.

My grandfather was a painter, illustrator, and professor. I grew up sitting on his lap watching him draw. It fascinated me. I had an amazing (and patient, ha) art teacher in high school that nurtured my abilities and helped me create a portfolio that was awarded several scholarships to major art schools.

Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, USA and Italy. Trained as an oil painter, she now works primarily in Encaustic and mixed media. Lora teaches workshops in Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and is currently working on an E-course, due to be released this year. She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries.

Our latest Artist Q&A is with Canadian artist Amy Hetherington of Headspace Illustrations.

We have been following Amy’s work on Instagram, and love how she uses PanPastel for her beautifully delicate nature inspired illustrations. So we asked Amy to tell us more about her work, and how she uses PanPastel.