"We are delighted to be able to bring out the Lisa Ober Portrait set, which is a beautiful mix of colours. Lisa's work is extraordinary, and shows what can be done with the medium of pastel. It has been a wonderful process collaborating with Lisa, and we hope that you enjoy using the set as much as we have in creating it."
Dan Hersey, Unison Colour
I am so excited I finally share my excitement about the Unison Colour Lisa Ober 18 Portrait Set!
It took months and a hunt through a huge number of colorful Unison pastels to arrive at the final set of 18 outstanding portrait colors...and I am thrilled with the final collection. I wanted the set to contain the colors I use most often in my own work, colors that will be the most helpful to seasoned professionals as well as aspiring artists.
This set contains the foundational colors portrait artists can incorporate into their own sets to create realistic and accurate skin tones, and is the perfect set for someone just starting their portrait-painting journey.
The quality of Unison Colour Pastels is unsurpassed. Handmade in Northumberland, UK, these sticks of nearly pure color have been a staple in my pastel set for many years. Their attention to quality and detail is why they are loved and used by so many professional artists worldwide. Each pastel is rich in color so it can be layered many times, soft and blendable, and works well with other pastel brands. I am grateful for the privilege of working with the team at Unison and proud to be associated with this fine company.
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Not everyone is white
8/6/2018 05:25:04 am
So are you planning an extension set of another 18 if we would like to paint people of non-European backgrounds, or no?
8/6/2018 06:28:03 am
Thanks for your question. This set isn't geared toward any particular skin tone. I use many of these colors for various skin tones including non-European skin tones. I created the set with that in mind. With the limit of 18, I think the combination is excellent for just about possibility. Keep in mind, pastels can be layered and combined. Most pastel artists have hundreds of colors. This set is intended to be a supplement to your own existing set or a starter set for those just beginning. So, if you paint predominantly darker skin, you will find that your existing set can fill in any gaps in the value range and what is included is perfect for a few darker skin tones, great mid tones, and highlights. Having said that, at least 7 of the 18 colors were chosen specifically to include non-Caucasian skin tones. Note that there isn't any black but lots of people have very dark hair. Finally, it would be great to create a larger set! Thanks again for asking. I hope you order a set!
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