Oil Pastel Tutorial for Beginners - Women Create Pastel Art to Uplift * Pause and Paint

Oil Pastel Tutorial for Beginners – Women Create Pastel Art to Uplift

Oil Pastel Tutorial for Beginners

In this video, I offer an outlet for women to express their creativity “and” brighten someone’s day!

Can you think of a woman who recently went through a loss, was sick, felt depressed and isolated? Watch my video and create an oil pastel for yourself and one for a that friend. Send it to her in the mail and watch your special gesture transform her day!

Women Create Art Pastel to Uplift

Everyone needs a special friend and you can be that friend. Coloring this special illustration for yourself and creating one for a friend will definitely spark a joyful moment in her day. Giving a handmade and creative gift has the power to uplift her and maybe even change her life!

Women Create and Become Stronger Together

Women are stronger together when sharing what we do and what we stand for.  This gives us more hope, more love and it ignites infinite ways to inspire others.  Through sharing art you can help a woman grow in her faith and in her life.

Inspired at a Beth Moore Conference

This illustration was created while I was surrounded by thousands of women at a Beth Moore conference. The original sketch says. “Let the Holy Spirit take roots”. On another corner I wrote “Gathering Under Grace”. I was so absorbed by Beth Moore devotional and I wrote these words on my sketch without realizing the powerful effect the illustration was going to have on my afterwards. It was dark in the arena when I was doing my drawing. I didn’t think twice about how the circle of women was going to look. I just created it in a very spontaneous way!

Women Standing on Seeds of Colors – Join the “Women Create” Movement!

Download the stencils and print a few of them! I’ll be offering a few different printable illustrations to color and share. You decide the one that best suits you and the girlfriend you will be  sending it to. The way I paint painted the illustration represents women standing on seeds of colors. The seeds represent uniqueness in solidarity. They represent Hope and the power to change our world, one little action at a time.


✦ Stencil Stronger Together: http://bit.ly/womenstrongertogether

✦ Stencil with Holy Spirit Quote: http://bit.ly/holyspiritroots

Color an image for yourself and one for a friend. Then print a black and white illustration and send it along with your gift so that she can do the same! Share the link to my YouTube video so that she can read the description and learn more about this movement.  She will be happy to do this for someone else as well. We often underestimate the power of how doing something for someone else can help us forget our own problems. It’s a Therapy in itself!

I HOPE YOU WILL COLOR WITH ME!!! Can you comment below and tell me if you thought of a friend while reading this or while coloring your artwork and watching my oil pastel tutorial for beginners?


Nathalie Villeneuve is a Canadian-born visual artist. Her paintings are best described as Expressionist meets Parisian chic. Villeneuve’s, strong influence of Franz Marc, a German printmaker considered a pioneer of the German Expressionist movement, creates a series of heavy lines contrasting bright colors fading into soft brush strokes on canvas. Her body of work depicts women in dance, cinema, photography and even the mundane such as sitting at a Cafe or by the beach. The scenes she creates on canvas consists of elegant, long-legged feminine figures gracefully perched and seem frozen in time during moments of peaceful reflections. Villeneuve, a Meriden resident has shown her artwork at various galleries and venues in Connecticut and Canada. She now has a growing body of collectors throughout the U.S. Northeast. Ms. Villeneuve studied at the Dicksen Art Center/UCLA under Professor Roger Herman towards receiving her Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Art. For more information: www.NathalieVilleneuve.com


  1. Suzie Cheel /

    Love oil pastels and love how you are using this . yes we are all stronger together, thank you . Your videos will empower others

  2. Marquita Herald /

    What a wonderful tutorial Nathalie. 🙂 I love the image and especially your suggestion to share the beauty with friends. Thank you so much, happy to share!

  3. Aprille Janes /

    What a powerful image! Thank you for sharing the story behind it and your inspired idea to share it with another woman. It’s a wonderful example of using our art to make a difference. Your passion is contagious, Nathalie.

  4. Vatsala Shukla /

    I loved oil pastels when I was younger and created quite a few paintings of my dogs, Nathalie Now it’s time to try something more avant garde!

  5. Teresa Salhi /

    Hi Nathalie, thank you for allowing your message and inspiration to- not only come through you, but to trust and share with us to. It is beautiful. I have a couple thoughts come to me right now. 1. My mother used to do paintings on shirts and really enjoyed making things for others. This went by the wayside when life got too busy. She now has Alzheimer’s and short term memory is tough but she remembers she used to paint. She needs to fill her days now with more peaceful activities and I want to help her find a way to start painting again as she now does not have confidence. Maybe this is a way to a new start. 2. My message is to help women move thru life challenges, recommit to themselves, gain clarity, boost confidence, be a purposeful feminine leader…etc. Perhaps their is an opportunity to explore a future collaboration. Love this’

  6. Nathalie Villeneuve /

    Thank you my sweet and creative friend! I enjoyed your walk on the beach again this week! I will visit you some day!

  7. Nathalie Villeneuve /

    Thank you Aprille! I do hope to get this idea transform into a movement! I have so many ideas! We’ll see where God guides me with this into 2018! I’m excited!

  8. Nathalie Villeneuve /

    Oh! I would love to see it if you do color this illustration with me! Would you color one for a friend? I know you could make a girlfriend really happy! We should gather online maybe and color together 😉

  9. Nathalie Villeneuve /

    Hi Teresa! What a wonderful idea! I look forward to speaking after the Holidays! Please say hello to your mom. I know how difficult this must be. I would be to honored to play a role in your mom being re-introduced with art!!!

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