May 13, 2010

Seascape Pastel Tutorial you can Download

Whidbey Island Life (pastel, 16 x 20) sold
I find it an honor that other artists have sought to gain some insight into the way I work either through watching my videos on youtube or by emailing me and seeking my advice.

It is because of these inquires that I have put together a downloadable step-by-step tutorial for painting a seascape in pastels.

This tutorial is:
  • Downloadable( PDF you need Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher) Download the reader FREE
  • Mac or PC compatible
  • 30 Work-in-Progress photos with instructions
  • written for intermediate-to-advanced pastelists
  • offered with a $9.95 introductory price
  • now available by clicking HERE
Below are some sample pages from the tutorial showing the progression of the painting and the descriptive text below each step. The salmon is the color of the paper I use (Sennelier La Carte).
You will get a link in email and then you will be able to download the PDF once your payment clears. Currently I offer Paypal and if I get any requests, I'll get Google pay set up, too. I am using an automated service to download the PDF so even if I'm not available (hopefully I will be in my studio), you will get the tutorial right away. Well, let's see...go to the movies or learn something new about painting...I know what I would pick!


  1. Hi Sandy. I thought I'd pop in and visit your blog - and I can hardly believe that some of your work isn't photographs! What an amazing talent you have! I am completely in awe! Thank you so much for popping in to my blog and leaving such a lovely message :0)

  2. This tutorial is awesome - your seascapes are always so inspiring - such a treat to learn how you do them:)

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by, Sandra, and for the lovely comment!

    Hissnhowl, I am thrilled you are enjoying the tutorial. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  4. Sandy, Thank you so much for your very kind comment on my blog. Your work is so wonderful, it is a constant inspiration to me.

  5. Hi Sandy, i haven't done my piece as yet. Unscheduled illnesses came and zonked me, and before i knew it, was time to get ready for a month away. Sun, water, blissful. Because the seascape i bought, is so special to me it will have to wait till my retuen so i can give it the full attention it needs. While not being a major pastelist, i have tried them on over the years, but the dust does me in. I will go on and let you know with a pix when i finish. Cheers, Lamoine D

  6. Hi Sandy,
    This looks very good...I'm going to order it and see how it works for me... Like so many of us I just love the water and anything nautical.

    Beautiful work.

  7. Lamoine, thanks for the update! Let me know if you have any questions. You can always email me at Sandy at SandyByers dot com.

    Hi Cheri. Thank you so much for your kind comment. Let me know if I can assist in any way. Feel free to eamil me (Sandy at SandyByers dot com).