Learn how to turn your pastel disasters into beautiful paintings with helpful demos from Carole Katchen.
Helen Kleczynski received both the Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award as well as Fifth Place in the Still Life & Floral category in Pastel Journal's 15th Annual Pastel 100. Enjoy a gallery of her remarkable pastel paintings here!
Color theory plays a large role in Washington artist Jennifer Evenhus' pastel painting, and it's no wonder these vibrant works earned her two awards in the 15th annual Pastel 100 Competition. Enjoy a gallery of her gorgeous pastel paintings here.
The April 2014 Watercolor Artist, the art resource for spring, features the top paintings in the 5th Annual Watermedia Showcase, watercolor painting tips on creating color harmony, the go-to colors of the pros, and plenty of watercolor painting ideas. Watch a video preview of the issue here!
The results are in! View the prizewinning paintings in the 5th Annual Watermedia Showcase competition from Watercolor Artist here.
This Creativity Workshop post celebrates original sketch work in final paintings, revealing the drawing and line work in the painting composition. Get painting!
Now available on CD or as a download, the Watercolor Artist 2013 Archive features more than 500 pages of watercolor tips, breathtaking paintings, techniques and inspiration. That's an entire year’s worth of step-by-step watercolor tutorials by today’s top watercolor artists; technical pointers; inspiring artwork; and even watercolor painting ideas.
Davidson, North Carolina, artist Jim Morgan doesn’t mind coming back to the same subject matter. In fact, his imaginative botanical pastel art thrives on it. His inspiration comes from shapes found in nature—eucalyptus leaves and gingko branches, specifically—a nod to one of his art heroes, Ellsworth Kelly. Enjoy a gallery of Morgan's botanical paintings...
A few years ago, you may never have even heard of the term crowdfunding. The idea is simple: A crowd of people fund your project. And when executed thoughtfully, it can work. In a truly democratic manner, online fundraising provides the means for an entrepreneur to engage with people from all over the world....
Today’s artists can use a variety of methods to translate meaning into their paintings—composition, light and shadow, values, point of view, atmospheric light, as well as the objects themselves. Enjoy a still life gallery of Patricia Tribastone's symbolic pastels and the concept behind them, and read more about pastel techniques for symbolism in art...
The art resource for every watercolorist, The February 2014 Watercolor Artist features helpful articles on combining acrylic ink and watercolor, figures in the landscape, new art tools—plus other invaluable watercolor techniques. Watch a preview of the issue here!