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Pastel Journal Blog
Many residents of the U.S. were treated to a bit (or more) of snow this week. Although not exactly convenient for holiday traveling, it does make for a beautiful landscape. And I can’t think of anyone who knows how to celebrate that more than Colorado artist Lorenzo Chavez whose winter landscapes, in particular, have always struck me as nothing short of magical.
Get five years’ worth of pastel tips, techniques and inspiration at your fingertips! This searchable, printable and portable Pastel Journal 5-Year Archive: Volume 3, 2009-2013 DVD is a must-have resource for your pastel library! The DVD compendium features 30 issues …
To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am happy to share a pastel by renowned portrait artist, Daniel Greene. California gallery, Mountainsong Galleries, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, has just made his historic portrait—painted in 1963—available for acquisition.
Q: Where can you find more than 400 pages of pastel tips, techniques and inspiration in one searchable, printable and portable location? A: On the Pastel Journal 2013 Archive (available as a CD or as a download for your desktop) …
Anyone familiar with Pastel Journal and the Pastel Pointers Blog knows that Richard McKinley is a generous and inspiring teacher and a consistent champion of both pastel and plein air painting. If you’d like a collection of some of the artist’s best advice on working en plein air, you’ll want to check out a new magazine download available now at www.northlightshop.com.
Richard McKinley is world-famous for not only his pastel landscape paintings, but also for his teaching of art. He’s been a long-time contributor to Pastel Journal, The Artist’s Magazine, and ArtistsNetwork, sharing his “pastel pointers” and more for artists of all backgrounds. That’s why we’re thrilled to bring you an exclusive e-magazine that you can only get here: Richard McKinley: Painting Pastels en Plein Air is hot off the screen.
The call for entries for the The Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition—which recognizes artists working in eight different fine art media—continues through November 15, which means you have exactly two weeks to enter your finest work in the most exciting of the eight categories—pastel!
There’s a buzz in Cincinnati as the art exhibition “Degas, Renoir, and Poetic Pastels” has just recently opened at the treasured Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM). “Not only are the works by these renowned artists placed in their historical context, but issues of conservation and materials are addressed as well,” says Esther Bell, curator of European Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture at the CAM. In the current issue of Pastel Journal (October 2013), Bell’s feature article highlights the 19th-century history of pastels, and I’m honored to share with you the following excerpt.
Tap into your creativity! The December 2013 issue of Pastel Journal features pastel techniques and instruction for making color choices in pastel, kick-starting your wintertime art and turning quiet, serene landscapes into enthralling paintings, and more. Watch our video preview …