Latest Articles at my Step by Step Art website
For those who do not know, I have a dedicated website for Artists with free articles covering different mediums and Art products. I have just completed 8 new articles for my Step by Step Art website which can be viewed by clicking on any of the image links below. These cover Coloured pencils, Acrylic paints, Graphite pencils & Pastels as well as Art Accessories, mini tutorials and guest posts by other Artists such as Welsh Oil painter Chris Chalk who offers advice on which 3 products you will need to start out with Oils.
Each article will open a new tab to the Step by Step Art website.
Karen's 1 day Art Workshops 2018 - From £42.00pp
My 1 Day Art Workshops are now available to book. There are 2 Coloured Pencil Workshops, a Graphite pencil Workshop and an Acrylic Paints Workshop all of which will be run over 2 weekends, the first in May and the second in August. Prices start from £42.00 per person or you can book a weekend Workshop together with prices starting from £80.00. Art Kits can be loaned or purchased and there are 10 places available on each Workshop. If you are looking to learn how to create highly detailed Art, these Workshops are ideal. Get in touch or click on any of the images below to find out more about the Workshop of interest.
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Christmas orders began coming in by September last year (2017) and I had little time to spend on anything else. I worked around 10 - 12 hours a day from mid October onwards and had to create a finely tuned schedule list for each day to ensure every portrait was completed for a specific date because there were a few overseas orders, some framed too and I had to ensure frames were received in plenty of time knowing framers tend to be extremely busy in the run up to Christmas too. I was hoping to have finished all my orders a week before I was due to travel to my old home town of Chesterfield so I could relax a bit but I was literally working late into the night before my journey the next morning!
Luckily everything worked out well in the end and my final portrait Star the Chow Chow, was literally collected by the Commissionee at the train station when I arrived in Chesterfield, he had travelled the 6 hours with me on bus, coach and then train in my suitcase! I received a lovely bunch of flowers from the lady for his painting and was pleased to see some lovely comments from recipients throughout Christmas day upon seeing the portrait of their much loved Pets. Click on any of the images to visit the progress pages.
Now all the Christmas Commissions are all complete and I've had a couple of weeks off to recharge, I am back in the studio working on new articles and 2018 Art Workshops for my Step by Step Art website, there's always so much to do behind the scenes. If you are looking to book your own bespoke Commission with me or are an Artist interested in articles, mini tutorials and possibly taking in a 1 Day Art Workshop with me, click on either of the links below to visit the page/website.
Here's hoping 2018 is a wonderful year for you!
The latest Articles available for free to All Artists
For those of you who do not know, I also have a dedicated website for my Art Workshops & tutoring which include many articles available for Artists of all calibre found at www.stepbystepart.co.uk. I have recently created 4 new articles that can be viewed by clicking any of the 4 images below. These articles may be of interest to Coloured pencil Artists in particular, 1 may also be of interest to Graphite Artists or Watercolorists too. If you like working with a tonal paper, Ursus paper may be something that interests you, find out how tonal paper can help your work. Heard of the Derwent Coloursoft pencils but want to find out more about them, click on the image below to visit the article and if you have some Coloursoft pencils at home you can try out the Tonal Layering exercise with them although you can try out this tutorial regardless of which Coloured pencils you own, it is ideal for those just starting out with pencils. If you are looking for a smooth white paper for your Coloured or Graphite pencil Art, take a look at the Hot pressed Watercolor papers page - there is lots of information on various papers that may be more suited to your preferences.
New Articles coming soon to Step by Step Art
As I missed the Winter Newsletter in December due to Commission work, I am putting together 4 new articles that will be sent out at the beginning of May. These include a couple of articles on soft Pastels; About Unison Pastels and a Step by Step tutorial showing how to create a tonal sky suited to Pastel newbies. There are also 2 'Starting out with..' articles, the first 'Starting out with Oils' has been written by Welsh Artist Chris Chalk on the 3 most important things you need to start your new journey with Oils. The second is 'starting out with Coloured pencils' written by myself especially for those looking to begin with the pencils. Why not sign up to our Newsletter and receive the latest information about these articles as soon as they become available. Find out more about SUBSCRIBING to the Step by Step Art Newsletter.
Please Note: These 4 articles are not yet available to view but will be linked up once they are.
1 Day Art Workshops in Chesterfield, Derbyshire
My 1 Day Workshops will be starting in May and I currently have 4 Workshops with spaces still available to book for anyone interested in coming along. If you are looking to learn how to create detailed Art in Coloured Pencils, Graphite pencils or acrylic paints, my Workshops are designed around regular Demonstrations and 1 to 1 help where needed and you also receive a booklet with Step by Step instructions and images which will help you through the day to ensure you know where to start your portrait and what colours/grades to use for best effect. Workshops are kept to small numbers (upto 10) to ensure everyone gets the help and support needed throughout the day. Prices start from £42.00 per person and Art Kits can be loaned or purchased with prices starting form just £5.00 Extra.
Click on any of the images above to visit the page of interest or find out more about my 1 Day Workshops by clicking the link below.
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Karen M Berisford
Throughout the year I run 1 day Art Workshops in my old home town of Chesterfield, Derbyshire (UK) and here is the latest news on my up and coming Coloured pencil Workshop which will be run on Saturday the 28th of May starting at 10am until 3:30pm. I work using a layering process for all my Coloured pencil Art to create high detail and realism and it is this technique that I tutor at my Workshops. Each Workshop includes a personal worksheet coupled with regular Step by Step demonstrations and 1 to 1 help for anyone who needs it so you are never left to struggle. Each Workshop attendee is provided with a colour chart if you wish to work with your own products or you can loan a Kit for the day for an extra £5.00 or buy your own home kit for an extra £10.00.
Using the Workshop Coloured pencils of choice, I trialled out this Red Squirrel subject to show you how my technique helps to create fine and realistic detail. This subject was chosen to allow me to tutor how to create realistic fur and how to create tonal backgrounds.
There are only 10 places available for this Workshop and this will be the only Art Workshop I will be tutoring this year due to other work commitments and holidays, so if you wish to attend please get in touch or you book via the Step by Step Art website using the link below:
Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding this Workshop or you can 'like' this post using the Facebook icon below to share with friends, 'Tweet' on your Twitter page or leave me a comment below. Please feel free to share with anyone who you think may be interested in attending this Workshop too!
A website offering help, advice and tutorials for Artists of all levels - For Free!
Are you new to Art and looking for advice on what products to buy or maybe you are a long standing Artist looking to swap brands and looking for product comparisons? My official Step by Step Art website offers Articles on varied products and recommendations and pages are being added on a regular basis. Click on any of the images in this post to visit the Article of interest to you, this will open a new tab which directs you to the Step by Step Art website.
There are also plans to offer written Step by Step tutorials as well as mini Video Tutorials for all Artists in the UK and beyond. Articles can also be requested if you are looking for something specific and mediums covered will include Coloured pencils, Graphite pencils, Acrylics and Soft Pastels as well as other mediums that may be offered by other contributors allowing this website to cater to a wide range of Artists.
This website also offers the chance to book an upcoming 1 Day Coloured pencil Workshop in May with myself once the subject matter has been chosen and further details will be added to the website once available.
You can also choose to SUBSCRIBE to my Newsletter if you wish to stay updated with the latest Articles, product reviews and recommendations, tutorials, workshops and any other Art related information that may be of interest.
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Hopefully there will be lots of information you find helpful.
There is also a chance to purchase some recommended products at my Art Workshops dependant on availability.
Costs: Single Attendance.............................................£42.00pp
Bonsall Court Community Centre,
Off Bowness Road, Newbold,
10am - 3:30pm
I was approached by the editor of America's Colored pencil Magazine to be their featured Artist in the June issue (2015), this is a wonderful magazine for Coloured pencil enthusiasts and I was honoured!
Most of my Artwork included in the magazine was created especially for this purpose and as such, some pieces of Art have never been seen before. The cover image was actually the completed recce piece of a Coloured pencil Workshop that I ran last year in Chesterfield and completed only for use in the Magazine. If you would like to purchase a copy you can do so in 2 ways - via a Printed copy (1 - 2 weeks delivery) or download the digital copy right away - prices are as follows:
Printed copy $5.99 £3.87* Delivery (1 - 2 weeks) £2.96*
Digital copy $2.99 £1.93*
*prices may vary due to exchange rate
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There is nothing quite like getting out in to the thick of Nature, capturing my own photographs to use in my work and this is as important to me as the quality of the products I use. I hope I am able to portray that rawness and soul of the moment the subject was captured understanding the surroundings and even the weather conditions at the time are just as important. There is nothing quite like seeing Wildlife being wild and allowing us to take a peek into their life is the greatest honour!
Art Tutoring Website Update
I began my own Art Group in 2011 when I lived in Chesterfield and my website www.chesterfieldartsgroup.co.uk was created simply as an advertising tool for this Art Group - over the last few years, as my tutoring has adapted, the website also needed to keep up with these changes and the website was renamed www.stepbystepart.co.uk in keeping with the way that I tutor at my Workshops. I recreated my website to offer help and advice to Artists from all walks of life whether an Amateur or professional - why not take a look.....
Chesterfield 1 Day Art Workshops
There are now a couple of Chesterfield Workshops planned for 2015. There is a Coloured pencil Workshop on May the 9th where we will be completing a highly detailed portrait of a Shetland Sheepdog. Prices start from £42.00 and as always there are only a few spaces available so if you are looking to attend, please get in touch as soon as possible. Click the link to view Workshops available or BOOK HERE
Information available for other Artists
My Workshops website has now been adapted to offer a universal website for Artists all over the world who can access information on a variety of Art. I have always enjoyed sharing my own Artistic knowledge on a wide range of things from how to produce a pencil portrait to product recommendations that I have tried & tested myself. I hope to bring on board other Artists knowledge too, offering further Articles not just based on mediums I work with myself which limits the market considerably but Articles from Artists working on other mediums that I could learn a lot from myself.
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After spending many years living and working by myself, I am pleased to share the wonderful news that on the 15th of May 2014, I will be moving up to Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland to live with my partner and fellow Artist, John Graham.
We will both continue to offer private Commissions as we always have done within the UK and beyond and my current 1 Day Workshops in Chesterfield will still continue 4 times a year as I will be travelling back to my home town to continue these, however, I am pleased to say that I will also be running 1 Day Workshops in Newbiggin by the Sea too from 2015 further details will follow on my Workshops later on in the year.
As John is a fully qualified Joiner, he is currently in the process of designing our new studio in his spare room which will see us both have our own large working space, with lots more room to put all our Art products combined and will continue to offer the very best quality work that we both always strive to produce.
Karen M Berisford
1 Day Art Workshops
1 Day Art Workshops
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Acrylic Art On Pastelbord
Acrylic Paint Article
Acrylic Pet Painter
Acrylic Pet Portraits
African Elephant Art Workshop
Alaskan Husky Drawing
Alaskan Husky In Coloured Pencils
Amethyst Sunbird In Acrylics
Amur Leopard Giclee Print
Articles For Artists
Art Workshops In Chesterfield
Art Workshops In Northumberland
Baby Boxer Dog Painting
Barn Owl Photography
Bearded Collie Pet Portrait
Bespoke Art Commissions
Big Cat Art
Big Cat Artwork
Big Cat Giclee Prints
Big Cat Paintings
Big Cats In Coloured Pencils
Bird Art In Acrylics
Bird Art In Coloured Pencils
Bird Art Workshops
Bird Of Prey Experience
Black Cocker Spaniel
Black Labrador Art
Black Labrador Art Workshop
Black Labrador Painting
Black Newfoundland Dog Drawing
Black Watch Soldier 1940
Black Watch Soldier In Coloured Pencils
Black & White Shorthaired Cat In Acrylic Paints
Bockingford HP Watercolour Paper
Border Collie Art
Boxer Dog Pet Art
Boxer Dog Pet Artist
Boxer Dog Pup
Boxer Dog Puppy
Boxer Dog Show
Brindle Boxer Dog
Brown Labrador Art
Caran Dache Luminance Pencils
Chesterfield Art Workshops
Chesterfield Pet Artist
Chocolate Labrador In Coloured Pencils
Chocolate Labrador Pet Portraiture
Chow Chow Painting
Christmas For The Dogs
Cocker Spaniel In Acrylics
Cocker Spaniel Pencil Portrait
Colored Pencil Magazine
Coloured Paper Article
Coloured Pencil Art
Coloured Pencil Article
Coloured Pencil Artist
Coloured Pencils Artwork
Coloured Pencils UK Art Workshops
Coloured Pencil Workshop
Dachshund Acrylic Painting
David Beckham Pencil Portrait
Derbyshire Pet Artist
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils Article
Derwent Graphic Pencils
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Derwent Procolour Pencils
Detailed Art Commissions
Dog Portraits In Acrylics
Dog Portraits In Coloured Pencils
Dog Show Judging
Double Collared Sunbird
Elephant Art Workshop UK
Faber Castell PITT Pastel Pencils
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils
Fawn Boxer Dog
Frames For Acrylic Paintings
Framing Service Bespoke Portraits
Framing Service Bespoke Portraits
Framing Service - Bespoke Portraits
French Bulldog In Coloured Pencils
Galeria Acrylic Paint Article
Galeria Black Lava Texture Gel
German Shorthaired Pointer
GOLDEN Acrylics Molding Paste
Golden Eagle Art Workshop
GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics
GOLDEN Heavy Gel Medium
Graphite Art Workshop In Derbyshire
Graphite Pencil Article
Graphite Pencil Art Workshops
Graphite Pencil Workshop UK
Grapite Pencil Tutorial
Green Haired Forest Nymph
Hibiscus Flower Painting
Human Portrait Art
Human Portrait Drawing
Jack Russell In Coloured Pencils
Jack Russell Pet Portrait
Jaguar In Acrylics
Japanese Akita Acrylic Painting
Karen M Berisford Art Workshops
Karen M Berisford Framing Service
Legion Stonehenge Paper
Lemur In Graphite Art Workshop
Long Eared Owl
Long Haired Dachshund Art
Long Haired Daschund Painting
Mackerel Tabby Cat
Mackerel Tabby In Coloured Pencils
Newbiggin Bird Rarities
Newbiggin By The Sea
Newbiggin By The Sea Art Workshops
Newbiggin Coloured Pencil Art Workshops
Newfoundland Pet Portrait
Northern Inuit Art Workshop
Northumberland Pet Artist
Nottingham Dog Show
Notts & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue
Padley Gorge In Autumn
Pet Portrait Art Workshop
Pet Portrait Competition 2012
Pomeranian Dog Portrait
Presents For Dogs
Red Squirrel Art Workshop
Red Squirrel Painting
Ring Tailed Lemur Art Workshop
Ring Tailed Lemur In Graphite Pencils
Saltergate Silver Frame
Sharpening Pencils Article
Skies Tutorial With Soft Pastels
Snow Leopard Art Workshop
Snow Leopard Eye Tutorial
South African Bird Art
Springer Spaniel Art
Springer Spaniel In Acrylics
Springer Spaniel Painting
Starting Out With Coloured Pencils
Starting Out With Oil Paints
Step By Step Art
Step By Step Art Tutorial
Step By Step Art Tutorials
Sumatran Tiger Giclee Print
Tonal Layering With Coloured Pencils
Uk Art Workshops
Unison Pastels Article
Ursus Paper Article
Vegan Art Products
West Highland Terrier
White Boxer Dog
White Boxer Pup
White Faced Cockatiel In Acrylics
Whitethroat On Gorse
WHsmith Coloured Pencils
Wildlife Art Workshops
Wild Rabbit Art Workshop
Wynyard Hall In Graphite Pencils
Yellow Labrador Art
Yellow Labrador Painting
Zest-it Pencil Blend