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Maggie Price: Capture the Values of Sunlight and Shadow

If you enjoyed the last preview of Maggie Price’s new video with ArtistsNetwork.tv, you’re going to love this one. Follow along as Price develops sun and shadow shapes within the foliage, rocks and grasses of a landscape, giving the painting depth and life.   MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS   • Watch...

Pastel Secrets from Your Favorite Artists!

The March 1999 issue launched The Pastel Journal with true star power, covering pastelists Elizabeth Mowry, Albert Handell and Doug Dawson. Ten subsequent years of publishing means well over 300 interviews with the finest artists working in pastel. You’ll find it all in our biggest digital archive yet, The First 10...

A Gallery of Gorgeous Wildlife Pastel Paintings

Elizabeth Ganji’s love for her subjects is made plain in her playful, free-flowing pastels of animals and wildlife. Whenever her family goes backpacking or flyfishing, they pull over so that the artists can photograph dramatic light as it hits a horse’s back, a barn or body of water. Read all about...

Decorate Your Desktop with Wintry Scenes in Pastel

Time to decorate your computer desktop with season-appropriate scenes from the pages of The Pastel Journal. Skiagraphy (above; charcoal and pastel, 25.5×37.25) by Jon Friedman is now available for download in three convenient sizes. Click here to download your free copy. MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS • Watch art workshops on demand...

A Pastelist’s Dream List

How long is your holiday shopping list? We hope it includes at least a few art goodies for the well-behaved pastelist. (Santa is always watching, friends!) No matter the time of the year, though, it’s always a good idea to have a sound plan for your next art investment. That way,...

The Whole Shebang

It’s only a very small and select faction of devoted PJ readers who can claim their magazine collections go all the way back to the very first issue of The Pastel Journal in 1999. And those who can brag of such a collection often guard it closely, citing a strange tendency...

California Dreams

Stephen Woolery finds inspiration in the marvelous variety of the California landscape. His pastel painting, Day’s End, is featured above. You’ll meet the artist and hear about his favorite painting spots in the December 2010 issue of The Pastel Journal. Click here to enjoy an online-exclusive gallery of his paintings. MORE...

Remembering a Talented, Young Pastelist: Akiko Hoshino

The staff of The Pastel Journal is saddened to report that Akiko Hoshino, a talented young pastelist whom we featured in a recent issue, passed away last week. This word from the Pastel Society of America: We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of the young talented pastel artist Akiko...

Richard McKinley’s Ah-Ha Moment

In his interview with The Artist Magazine’s Chris McHugh, pastel painter Richard McKinley shared the story of an important breakthrough moment in his art education: “I had been doing a lot of portraits when I was young, probably about 18 at this point, and I was very arrogant and cocky—I knew...

A Brand New Resource for Artists

Our annual editorial survey tells us that a surprising number of pastel artists also paint with acrylics. Very interesting, no? Perhaps it’s the incredible versatility of the medium that makes it such a popular alternative among pastelists. If you’re one of the artists who answered “yes” to an interest in acrylics,...

Our New Issue is Full of Pastel Treats

The October 2010 issue of The Pastel Journal has shipped to subscribers, but for those who can’t wait to see what’s inside, we offer this video tour through our special focus: Figures and Faces. Watch a slide show of highlights from the issue below, or click here to take a peek...