Vanessa Turner’s art is included in Art Journey Portraits and Figures, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf. In it, Wolf interviews dozens of portrait artists who share their processes. Here’s what Turner had to say.
Drawing with crayons as an adult is much more difficult, and the reason is twofold. Crayon art involves more than meets the eye - see how here.
Wilson Bickford says that utilizing color is what brings joy to his painting experience. Here he explains the basic concepts of color theory.
The more pastels we acquire the more difficult it can become to keep track of them, especially once they are removed from original packaging and labels have been removed. Initially I tried to keep copious records of which pastels made up various working palettes. When there were only a couple of brands of pastels...
Capturing the light falling on a subject is a challenge that artists have sought out for centuries. In order to convey the mood and atmosphere of light in the medium of pastel,we must learn how color communicates light’s temperature, and select our pigments accordingly.
Start the new year with the resolution to do a drawing a day!
Render a shadow side and a highlight to the shapes so you end up with the illusion of 3D forms in your landscape painting.
My winter may be very different from your winter, depending on your climate, but I think there’s one thing we have in common--when the season comes to mind, so does the magic and beauty of snow. Janet Nunn, featured inWatercolor Artist magazine, says that because she lives on a mountain where snow is not...
Watercolor can be a fun medium. It creates beautiful washes of color that can be a joy to brush onto paper. But, watercolor can be a problematic medium. Because of its transparent nature, it's easy for an artist to lost control of it.
Pastel Journal presents some of the standout pastel paintings we’ve featured throughout 2014 in this video. Get ready to be inspired!
Having easy access to the irrigation canals that still honeycomb the valley in southern Oregon where I live allows me to visit them throughout the year. Even when there is no time for a quick drawing or field sketch painting, I will take a drive past them for inspiration and often stop for a...