A free mini-lesson on pastel painting and how to draw with pastels. Learn pastel techniques for beginners, and how to work safely with pastels.
We asked the jurors of the 17th Annual Pastel 100 if they had any words of advice for artists. Read through their advice, and then click here to submit your latest, greatest pastel effort into the 18th Pastel 100 Competition, which has extended its entry deadline.
It's Labor Day weekend, the unofficial nod to the end of summer, when we celebrate by spending some time at the pool, enjoying a picnic with family and—of course—submitting our best pastel paintings into the annual Pastel 100 Competition.
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10 tips about how to paint with pastels, regarding choosing pastels and surfaces, making an underpainting, and staying loose.
As you know, making a painting isn't just a matter of putting pigment on paper. It's not merely about line and shape, or value and contrast. Art is, at its roots, one of the most essential ways we have to communicate. The best offerings convey an idea, share a mood, express a feeling, provoke...
Liz Haywood Sullivan shares a detailed lesson on how to paint a landscape using pastel.
Pastel Journal congratulates Jeannette Hayes, who has been named the new president of The Pastel Society UK, following Cheryl Culver‘s successful tenure. Both will be remembered by long-standing readers of Pastel Journal: Hayes judged the Abstract and Non-Objective category in the 15th Annual Pastel 100 competition and also was profiled in the December 2007 issue of Pastel Journal. She paints colorful abstract...
The Festival of Arts Pageant of the Masters, a premier art show that takes place every summer in Laguna Beach, Calif., will open next week, on July 5, and continue through August 31. Among this year's featured artists at the Festival of Arts art two pastel artists: Marie Tippets and Mary Alsin.
Christine Ivers's pastel nocturnes beautifully capture the warm glow that can only be seen at night, but the technique she uses need not be mysterious to you.
If you take 100 talented and dedicated school teachers, introduce them to the history and practice of pastel painting so that they, in turn, can share their newfound knowledge and experiences in their respective classrooms—what do you have? Simply put, the planting of seeds that is sure to grow the awareness, appreciation and practice...