Unison Five Day Pastel Portrait Challenge 9th-13th August 2021

Posted by Lynn Howarth on

What a week that was! Five fun filled days to paint this portrait of my lovely friend Arnie hosted in a private group set up on Facebook by Unison Colour pastels. We were amazed to have attracted 895 participants to take up the challenge to complete a portrait in five days. Some participants hadn’t even painted a portrait before!

A daily video and accompanying PDF were posted each morning to help everyone. Each evening we had a live Q&A session where I answered so many questions. It certainly was a fun challenge to create live videos of me working directly on the pastel from the first mark to the last. I’ve now added video skills to my list of achievements and am looking forward to creating more engaging content for my website and for future workshops.