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Ode to the Sea | Enza Viceconte Watercolor Seascapes

As a watercolorist, Enza Viceconte finds water to be essential to her work, and it also serves as the subject and spiritual wellspring of her creative output. “I really love the sea, its rocks and its natural light,” Viceconte says. “The silent and private language I share with the sea has...

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Cats in Charcoal | Yael Maimon Sketches and Paintings

Observational sketching in charcoal is the means by which watercolorist Yael Maimon captures the lifelike feline gestures seen in her watercolors. Using a mixture of gestural lines and tonal masses, Maimon is able to imply a narrative and situate the cat subjects in an illusionistic pictorial space. Because charcoal is a...

Painting the Road Less Traveled | Pastel Painter Darron Lillian

With his bike as his companion and his truck as his studio, pastel painter Darron Lillian traverses the country roads of southeast Wisconsin, looking and then looking again along familiar roadsides. “Roads lead through areas that we see every day,” he says. “We often speed through these places and don’t notice or appreciate...

A Trip to India | David Napp Pastels

Pastel artist David Napp‘s pastels are adventures in resplendent color and bravura mark-making. We travel along on some of his real-world adventures as he transports us to the bazaars of Marrakesh, the thronged cities of India, the warmth of the Italian countryside, and the cosmopolitan splendors of London and Rome. His views and motifs...

Amp Up Your Pastels | Pastel Journal December 2016 Preview

Make your creative mark this winter! The December 2016 issue of PASTEL JOURNAL shares techniques for amping up the power of pastel, 12 rules for building strong relationships in the art world, how to use printmaking to jumpstart your next pastel and more. Featured artists include cover artist Maria Marino, as...

Pastel Pick of the Week | PSA 44th Annual Exhibition

“The Pastel Society of America’s (PSA) 44th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance!, with paintings on display from 34 U.S. states, as well as from Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel and Malaysia, is one of the most diverse and colorful exhibitions in the history of the society,” says Jimmy Wright, PSA president and...

Let the Drama Unfold | Jerzy Moscicki Pastels

The shelves in Jerzy Moscicki’s humble studio overflow with masses of beautiful fabrics, as well as antique glassware, bowls, vases, teapots and other treasures that the artist uses for his pastel still life paintings. He often sets these shimmering silks, embroidered fabrics, sumptuous fruits and decorative objects against stark backgrounds to create...

A Year of Pastel at Your Fingertips | Pastel Journal 2016 Article Index

Use our year-at-a-glance article index to easily locate all of your favorite pastel artists and articles that appeared in the 2016 issues of Pastel Journal. Click here for your FREE downloadable index: pastel-index-2016. Store this index on your desktop for easy access. It’s the perfect companion for your collection of 2016 Pastel Journal issues.  ...