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‘Tis the Season again. The leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast have been devoured and now it’s time to focus on the holiday gift list. Selecting a perfect gift for a loved one or cherished friend is never easy, but the artists in our lives can prove to be especially difficult. If you find yourself in a quandary as to what to get for that special pastel artist in your life, I have a few suggestions that may make it easier.
If you haven’t checked out our sister site, IMPACT-books.com, lately, you might want to head over and see what’s up. We’ve been sharing some great how to draw and paint demonstrations on everything from fantasy art and science fiction to …
I’m frequently required to travel by air. As any pastelist knows, who has had to go through the strict TSA inspection routine at an airport with a pastel palette, it can be a stressful ordeal. Our palette is our means of creation. It’s filled with delicate, expensive sticks of pigment that often take days to select and organize. Handing it over to others—people who may not share our concern—is gut wrenching. Having gone through the inspection process repeatedly and culling tips from other pastel frequent flyers, I have a few tips to share that may make your airport experiences go a little more smoothly.
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then pastelists definitely spend a lot of their time in hell. While it’s true that our wet-media brothers and sisters can be messy when they paint, it’s the pastelist that has to contend with fine pigment dust that has a way of contaminating everything within proximity …
This guide to watercolor for beginners discusses many different aspects of painting with watercolors from brush types to the chemistry behind watercolor paints. Enjoy learning about watercolor with this easy-to-read handbook.
Plein air painting adds a dimension to painting the landscape that some artists find irresistible. Painting outdoors provides a deeper understanding of the various qualities of light and atmosphere. Whether you paint finished paintings or color studies for studio paintings (or something in between), plein air painting will bolster your observation skills and enliven your work. If you’re taking up plein air painting for the first time, there is a lot to sort out—from packing your bags to picking a painting spot. Here we’ve collected tips from pastel painters who are plein air devotees.