Pastel Pick of the Week | Richard McKinley on Plein Air Painting

Richard McKinley emag on plein air paintingAnyone familiar with Pastel Journal or the Pastel Pointers Blog knows that artist Richard McKinley is not only an inspiring artist and a generous teacher, but also a consistent champion of the benefits of plein air painting.

If you’d like a collection of some of the artist’s best advice on working en plein air, you’ll want to check out a new magazine download , “Richard McKinley: Painting Pastels en Plein Air,” now available at

The new e-mag (easy to download at includes a painting demonstration, a guide to essential plein air tools and materials, and a feature about McKinley’s painting life and techniques—a tremendous bargain at just $2.99.

Richard has said that his goal in painting is “to capture a piece of the spontaneous dance of light across the palette of nature.” If you share his aspirations in your own landscape painting, you will enjoy this new collection of sage advice from a master of painting light in pastel.




Want to see Richard McKinley move a pastel painting from the Sensitivity stage through Serendipity and Solution? Watch it on a video download right now!

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