Author Archives: Jessica

Pastel Hall of Fame 2011 Inductee Announced

Our hearty congratulations to Bill Creevy, pastel artist, author, teacher and now the 2011 “Hall of Fame” artist in the Pastel Society of America!   Upon learning of the announcement, Creevy said: “This is an immense honor for me. It is always great to be appreciated but to be recognized by...

Landscape Painting | A Gallery With Four Pastel Artists

The February 2011 issue of The Pastel Journal goes on sale at newsstands next Monday, but you can get a sneak peek on our website today. The cover story is “The American Landscape” and features the work of plein air enthusiast Kim Lordier, who offers a step-by-step demosntration. The issue also...

Gifts for Artists

Need a creative gift for a favorite artist friend? Richard McKinley just shared his last-minute gift idea list on the Pastel Pointers blog. Check it out right here. And—from all of us at The Pastel Journal—here’s wishing you a season that’s merry and bright and filled with all kinds of artistic...

Desmond O’Hagan Pastels | An Urban View

Pastel artist Desmond O’Hagan has been busy lately. First, he created a step-by-step demonstration for our current December issue, on sale now on newsstands and in the North Light Shop. You can also see his work in our special online gallery  right here. And now, Desmond has opened a new show...

Pastel Showstoppers | Andrew Hemingway

In the June 2010 issue of The Pastel Journal (available here), we reintroduced the pastel still life work of British painter Andrew Hemingway. Writer Ken Gofton, who had the interview with Hemingway, mentioned in the article that the artist was planning to do some large-scale paintings in Switzerland, a country that...

Showstoppers | Alan Flattmann

Pastel Hall of Fame artist Alan Flattmann’s latest work will open this weekend in a new show at Bryant Galleries in New Orleans. Entitled “The French Quarter Never Sleeps,” the show is comprised of pastels, oils and watercolors that celebrate the many moods of the city’s celebrated streets, musical venues and...

Showstoppers | Jon R. Friedman

In the just-released December issue of The Pastel Journal, you’ll meet Jon R. Friedman, an artistic “innovator” who works in a variety of media and styles, and uses a diverse arsenal of tools to communicate his creative vision. Tonight, the Alan Klotz Gallery in New York City opens a new show...

IAPS 2011 | More Details

Registration for the 2011 convention of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) opened on September 1, and more than 200 people have already registered to attend.

Showstoppers: IAPS Web Show

A gallery of spectacular pastel work is just a mouse-click away at the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) website where they’ve just posted the selected paintings for their 2010 Web Show. “It’s a great show,” says IAPS president Maggie Price. “with a wonderful assortment of styles and subjects all demonstrating...

100s of Tips, Demos and Artist Profiles at Your Fingertips

Of all the articles I’ve written and edited for Watercolor Artist, one of my favorites remains “The Best Advice I Ever Got,” from the December 2005 issue. Sixteen prominent watercolorists, including Skip Lawrence, Christopher Schink, George James and John Salminen, shared the tips and advice that have meant the most to...

Browsing for Art Books Just Got Easier

Last week, our company’s fine art online shop, www.northlightshop.com, underwent an enormous expansion to include an additional 15,000 art titles! I like to think of it as the ARTazon.com of the online shopping world. You’ll still find issues of The Pastel Journal, its magazine counterparts (Watercolor Artist, The Artist’s Magazine and...