New Portrait Video
An excellent new YouTube video has been launched by Franz-Josef Bettag on how to paint a portrait with PanPastel. While it is a German language video, don’t be put off if you don’t speak German as the visual demonstration is well worth watching, with or without knowledge of German. The video demonstrates many techniques for using PanPastel e.g how to paint flesh tones.
Full information on the video and supporting instructions and image can be found at Bettags-Malshule.de
Franz-Josef’s materials for the demonstration
About Franz-Josef Bettag
Franz-Josef Bettag has been a professional artist for 30 years in Germany. He is a popular artist, teacher and author – he has written over 30 books on painting techniques. Full information can be found at his website:bettags-malschule.de. He recently published a two DVD set for (in German). It’s called “Monochrome 3” and includes the DVD and an e-book (126 pages). In addition to showing how to use PanPastel – the book also covers many important techniques using pastel sticks, charcoal. Available here: bettags-shop.de
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.