Pastel Painting Demo: “A Quiet Dune”

Hello creative friends!

Today I would like to share with you my very first pastel painting video demonstration! 

…much jumping up and down with excitement… 🙂 

I hope to improve with each painting and video I do, but for this first attempt I have to admit that there was a bit of a learning curve.  I had to learn to forget about the camera’s presence enough to work as I naturally do, and yet remember when to stop and start at logical points to hopefully make editing easier.

I decided not to do any voiceover work and just let the process speak for itself.  

Also, this painting is the foundation of a future blog post I have planned to compare UART 400 to some homemade surfaces.  I want to do the same basic painting for each surface, so this is the first of that series.  This one is done on UART 400, no underpainting of any kind.  Not typically how I  would start, but since the painting is of a sandy dune, the untoned paper served the purpose.


“A Quiet Dune”

This is a summer scene from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore—an area my family and I grew up around and love to visit.

Now, onto the video!

P.S. I know the music is monotonous after a point, so feel free to mute it as you watch.  I may have to have our string band come up with some background music for future lengthy videos!!!  

(Yes, I lead a string band!!!  Hi (waves) Pickin’ Friends!)

Thanks for watching, and please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already.  Once subscribed, click the little bell icon to get notifications of new videos.

And of course, THANK YOU SO MUCH for reading and following my blog and letting me share my creative journey with you!

Till next time, stay creative!



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