This month we offered another free art lesson and it was for Underpaintings from the course Pure Pigement with Anne Gee.




For the month of July you can get Pure Pigment with Anne Gee at 50% off with the code PUREPIGMENT50 at checkout.


“A pastel is the dust on a butterfly’s wing.” ~ Wolf Kahn

Unlock the mystery of the rich, pure pigment of pastel painting. Join Anne Gee in the creative experience of painting a loose, playful and gorgeous interpretation of sunflowers with a fresh background.

A common misconception most people have about pastels is that they think of the pale, light colors of our grade school chalk. Pastels are more than colored chalk or powdered earths such as those found in the earliest surviving art deep in age-old caves. Good pastels are soft, creamy sticks of pure pigment mixed with a binder. The most luscious feeling is applying the vibrant, unmediated color of a pastel stick directly to a sanded surface. Pastels are your paintbrushes. Learn how to use this medium – step by step… Anne’s goal for the outcome of a painting.. Is to not record every detail like a photograph… but to portray the essence… (and to create some magic) to have fun, playful and paint loose.

Techniques Taught in this Course

  • Learn about the best pastel papers
  • Learn about different tools used for a pastel painting
  • Learn about the best brands of pastels
  • Mark making with soft and hard pastels
  • Learn how to create different underpaintings
  • Complete a pastel painting from start to finish
  • Learn how to create negative space in your paintings
  • Learn how to use unexpected color
  • Capturing the essence and keeping paintings loose
  • How to frame a pastel painting – Dos and Don’ts

To read more or register click HERE.