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Central Park Watercolors | Carole McDermott Gallery

Carole McDermott uses the suggestive powers of watercolor—its ability to veil, drip and flow—to summon a sense of romance and joy in her New York City Central Park watercolors. She combines precise draftsmanship and accurate perspectives with open brushwork and adventurous paint. This handling creates works that describe specific places, but which...

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Jean Haines’ 3 Color Flow Exercises

“The simple art of applying color to paper is enjoyable when there are no high expectations from the results.” —Jean Haines Haines is an author, international workshop instructor and award-winning expressive watercolor artist whose East-meets-West painting style has been exhibited in a number of galleries and collected throughout the world. She...

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Paint Up a Storm | Pastel Journal Oct 2016 Preview

Paint up a storm—literally! The award-winning artists featured in the October 2016 issue of Pastel Journal show you how to harness fog, rain, storms and more in your landscapes. PLUS: Learn how to unleash the power of pastels; paint bold, colorful landscapes; recharge your creative process with 3 exercises; test drive...

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Tamer Pastel Landscapes | Iva Morris Gallery

Although New Mexico artist Iva Morris is best known for her tempestuous Southwestern scenes of storms and tornadoes, she’s also painted less intense pastel landscapes, as seen below. Subscribe to Pastel Journal today! To observe many of the less tempestuous weather events that she paints, Morris just has to step into her backyard....

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Jean Haines Shares Watercolor’s Therapeutic Effects | Paint Yourself Calm

“Everyone can escape from stressful life situations to find inner peace simply by playing with colour.” —Jean Haines Haines is an author, international workshop instructor and award-winning expressive watercolor artist whose East-meets-West painting style has been exhibited in a number of galleries and collected throughout the world. She shares more of...

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Oil Painting Special Issue: New Realism

The Artist’s Magazine presents New Realism: Contemporary Takes on the Figure, a 116-page curated collection of the best portrait and figure oil painting tips, step-by-step demonstrations and professional advice from today’s hottest oil painters. Their portrait and figure work represent a renewed commitment to realism and representation in painting today. Traditionally trained, these artists...

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Color Bouquets | Carol Carter Watercolor Flowers

Watercolor artist Carol Carter is known for her vibrant, non-local figurative work, but she’s also got a penchant for watercolor flowers. “Initially, I was reluctant to paint flowers—I thought I was only a figurative painter,” she says. “I found, though, that it wasn’t difficult for me to switch gears; every painting...

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Pastel Flowers Go Wild | Jen Evenhus Gallery

Although Jen Evenhus paints a variety of subjects, it’s her bold pastel flowers through which her artistic strengths are clear. Bright color is delivered with direct, decisive handling. Her flowers exploit the saturated hues of blooms, amplifying them to achieve color-drenched images. Evenhus responds to shape and form with dynamic mark-making and lively drawing. The resulting paintings pack...

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Atmospheric Effects in Pastel | Jacob Aguiar Landscapes

Jacob Aguiar follows the light to achieve masterful atmospheric effects in pastel landscapes. Aguiar, of Scarborough, Maine, has learned how essential it is to spend time in the landscape and become more familiar with a subject before beginning a painting. In the past, he’d stop his car, take a few photos...

Be Bold! Pastel Journal August 2016 Special Preview

Be bold! The award-winning artists featured in the August 2016 issue of Pastel Journal show you how to break out of your comfort zone. Highlights in this must-have issue include: •   Painting Bold, Exuberant Florals •   Adding Atmospheric Effect to Landscapes •   Exploring Beyond the “Comfort Zone” Genre...

Painterly People | Carol McSweeney Watercolor Portraits

The watercolor portraits of Carol McSweeney, which she describes as “carefully and sometimes deceptively loose,” convey the artist’s fascination with the human spirit and the unique beauty she observes in people. McSweeney is passionate about getting to know her subjects. “It’s educational for me to meet and hear about their lives and then create...