Author Archives: Jessica Canterbury, Managing Editor

Six in Cadmium (pastel, 24x18) by Jim Morgan | botanical

Plant Paintings in Pastel

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...

How to Crowdfund Your Art Dream

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....

Feminine Nature (pastel, 16x20) by Patricia Tribastone | pastel techniques

Great Pastel Techniques for Using Symbolism in Art

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...