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As a portrait artist, Alain J. Picard is forever inspired by the beauty and diversity of humanity and how it is expressed in the human face. View a gallery of some of his portraiture and notice how he depicts the nuances of various skin tones.
Rita Kirkman is interested in the effects of uncontrolled light on human faces, as well as the vibrant milieu of the Renaissance fair. Follow along as she paints a pastel portrait in her “Renaissance” series.
London, with its familiar sights and quiet residential streets, has served as Charlotte Halliday’s faithful muse for more than 50 years. The artist enjoys depicting its architecture from both the celebrated sites and quiet side streets in her watercolor painting. View some of these watercolor landscape scenes here.
Creativity Workshop | Surprising Watercolor Techniques for Achieving Luminosity and Watercolor Texture
Deena S. Ball is constantly exploring different ways to exploit the magical beauty of watercolor painting, letting the paints run, puddle and interact to create wonderful watercolor texture. Learn how to add a little luminescence to your own watercolor painting process, and let your work glow!
Take a sneak peek of the Watercolor Artist August 2013 issue in this video preview! With this must-have art resource you’ll learn Gary Greene’s watercolor techniques for water-soluble colored pencils, fall in love with Andy Wood’s watercolor landscapes, create watercolor texture with Deena S. Ball and get watercolor painting ideas from modern masters.
We’re pleased to announce the grand prize winners of Pastel Journal’s 14th Annual Competition with the top five prize-winning paintings below. In the April issue of the Pastel Journal found here or on newsstands March 12, you’ll find full-length features on each artist …
In the April 2013 issue of Pastel Journal, we asked well-known pastel instructors to tell us about some of their most memorable workshop experiences. They generously shared their tales of painting breakthroughs, unexpected triumphs and the kind of memorable trials …