Chicken Painting in PanPastel LIVE today!

Hi friends! Just a quick post to let you know that I will have a live painting tutorial on YouTube at 12:30pm ET. Please watch it on the YouTube watch page if you want to ask questions or chat with fellow painters! This is what we will paint:


I call it a “Tribute to Rosie.” While I was working up this painting in PanPastels I realized that you can totally do this with oils or acrylics.  I think the reason I like PanPastels is because the painting methods are so similar but I don’t have to bother squeezing out paint or wasting it because it won’t dry out. I can paint as quickly as I like or take my time and my colors will not change. If you have any questions about my materials you can ask them to me during the live show, I am super excited! You can watch the show on the player below but if you want to chat please catch it live on YouTube. I will also share lots of tips and tricks! It will be recorded though so you can rewatch it again if you like;)

This live broadcast is sponsored by Snapfish! Why not have your artwork printed on travel mugs, ornaments, pillows or throws for gifts this holiday season. Or make up a wall calendar, you can even have a print of your painting made into a jigsaw puzzle or jewelry, how cool! So many options at the click of your mouse, don’t wait, deadline for Christmas delivery is December 14th.


Materials list and resources:

Sofft tools and sponges (or brushes if using paint)
Canson Mi Tientes paper in a soft green shade
PanPastels in the following colors:
Titanium white
Perm. Red Shade
Chrom. Oxide Green
Burnt Sienna Extra Dark
Diarylide Yellow Tint
Burnt Sienna
Yellow Ochre
Pthalo Blue EX dark
Magenta ex dark

Black pearl medium fine texture (optional)
Pastel pencils (optional)
Soft pastels for final highlights (optional-I am using Schminke)

Reference photo (Credit: Paint My Photo user Hugashrimp)


Big thanks to Sarah Gladu for being my live show moderator, she will tell me what you all are talking about in the chat, there is no way I could do this without her!  If you are catching this after the live broadcast (or don’t want to watch on YouTube) but have a question you can leave it in comments and I will answer it in the comments after the show. Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

11 Responses

  1. What a beautiful chicken! Love the painting.


  2. Always fun using media outside my comfort zone.


  3. Hi Lindsay 🙂
    Your painting is a beautiful tribute to Rosie.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week-end.


  4. Wonderful job on the chicken!


  5. OH! I love chickens, THANK YOUso much for doing this one!!!🙂


  6. That was AMAZING!
    And fun to watch, makes me want to get my pastel chalks out and use them again …..

    BTW, I started out with Schmincke watercolors but switched over to W&N by and by … their paints are more transparent, I think. I only use Schmincke when W&N doesn’t have a similar hue, like Paynes Gray blue .. it’s nicer than the usual Payne’s Gray, more colorful.

    When I started using pastel chalks I had the Faber-Castel chalks. I also had the corresponding tin of Faber-Castel pastel pencils to sketch the outlines or for details. I liked it that the colors have the same number so I always had the right colors. They aren’t as soft as Schmincke but less messy. But it is more like drawing than painting compared to Pan Pastels.

    Thanks for doing these Live videos, what a nice start to a weekend! The Best!


  7. What a beautiful picture of the chicken. It brought tears to my eyes when I thought of your Rosie.


  8. Love chickens and would love to paint it but I cannot understand how to find and download your pattern. Help?


  9. Loved doing this it was my first time using pan pastels any pastels for that matter. I just bought some to do some flowers for cards. I hope you do more! It is beautiful! I’m no artist but I’m a good copycat lol.


  10. Lindsay, can I use any kind of cardstock or mixed media papers or canvases? At least for the first time around?


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