Jan Brett, writes stories for children and also encourages the young, budding artists. Read about her inspirational stories and drawing demonstrations here!
The story of Jonathan Laidacker painting portraits with young adults as part of the Youth Violence Reduction Partnership and the Mural Arts Program.
Read about Jeff Martin, the artist who sketches and paints the "back of house" of famous restaurants, and the Miami hotspot Wynwood Walls, known for large street art.
This guide to drawing for beginners discusses many different aspects of drawing from drawing tools to dry drawing materials. Enjoy learning about drawing with this easy-to-read handbook.
Wanting to learn about colored pencils? Use this all-in-one guide for beginners on drawing with colored pencils! It includes colored pencil techniques and tips!
Enjoy reading about Hans Skalagard's love affair with the sea that has inspired so many historical paintings of ships, including some naval ships.
The work of Frank Federico defies classification. Over the course of his five decades-long career, the boundary-resistant artist has lived and worked in a variety of places, finding inspiration in the jazz musicians of New Orleans, the vibrant lights of New York City streets; the coastal landscapes of sunny Tampa; and the seaside towns...
Learn about shipping art with this article about how to ship paintings from the October 2012 issue of Pastel Journal—plus additional shipping resources.
Aaron Schuerr discusses his approach to plein air painting, providing some plein air painting tips for those who want to do more painting on location.
Enjoy an excerpt on sketching figures from the Pastel Journal October 2012 issue, focusing on Robert Palevitz's techniques for quick sketches, and a gallery of his work.
Patricia Cain’s series of complex architectural pastels track the emergence of a new fixture in Scotland's cultural landscape.