Pastel Landscape Mastery – Landscape Structure and Atmospheric Perspective

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"Pastel Landscape Mastery" is a members only video course on drawing landscapes using pastels. The goal of the course is to provide the student with the most comprehensive approach to drawing landscapes with pastels through easy to understand modules that include over 200 minutes (nearly 4 hours) of HD videos and 148 pages of ebooks.


Description: A look at the basic structure of landscape drawing including background, middle ground, and foreground. Atmospheric perspective is also addressed in this video.

Suggested Materials: Toned pastel paper, soft pastels, NuPastels, pastel pencils, blending stump

Next Video: The Sky


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Pastel Landscape Mastery – Landscape Structure and Atmospheric Perspective — 16 Comments

  1. I enjoyed this lesson. By repeating the reason for colour changes etc, you were able to really get the message across about aerial perspective. I knew that colours faded in the distance, but your tips about using ‘cooler’ colours there, and ‘warmer’ colours in the foreground really opened my eyes to what has been lacking in my drawings. Thank you.

  2. as a new pastel painter? i am try not to rush and this video help calm me down to a slower pace.
    At first I didn’t even know what Value meant. as i listened I came to the conclusion that it means more or less pigment. Correct?

  3. I love how you brought the mountains in the background into a middle ground of a valley of easy rolling hills. It looks like a place I would like to be. You make it look easy 😉

  4. What are the best pastel pencils and pastel sticks for a professional to purchase? Also I have acid free mat boards , would these be suitable for oil pastels? Best pencil sharpener? And ways to sharpen the pastel. One more question when you use a blending stick do you clean it off as you switch colours or do you go through a lot of blending sticks. How do you clean the sticks off?
    I love that you teach clearly and slowly, also that the music was quieter in this lesson. I could concentrate a lot better on what you were saying . Thanks Matt

  5. Hi Matt,

    I want to start with the pastel course, but I cannot get hold of NuPastel. Will it make a difference? If so, what can I use in it’s place?


  6. lots of wonderful information, short and concise, i am new to pastels have heard they are very dirty, do you have info on how to setup to catch the dirt my studio is in my walk in closet more art than clothes. also would it be possible to show the photo for the painting or but in box in corner somewhere as reference point?

  7. This is my first attemt at a pastel painting. I have oil pastels and they don’t seem to blend like your lesson. I also did it on white paper.
    I would send you a phot, it not sure how to yet.
    I think I do need a blending stump and I will buy more supplies tomorrow. I think I will purchase a set of regular pastels also.

  8. I have never even held a soft pastel before & this was much harder than I anticipated. I used Faber pastels & my drawing seems way too bright. I should have paid more attention to that as the painting developed. PanPastels seem much cleaner & easier. The applicators may get dirty but at least my hands aren’t. 🙂 On to the next lesson! Thanks.

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