With a strong, well-planned foundation, Barbara Jaenicke sets up her pastel landscapes for a successful
English artist Mark Demsteader has remained unwavering in his devotion to figure painting. “I’ve always been interested in the �figure; it has everything I need to draw and paint,” he says. View a gallery of mesmerizing pastel and collage figures here.
Three artists share a love of painting flowers, but express it in uniquely different ways. Enjoy this gallery of their watercolor flowers here!
The Pastel 100 Competition, now in its 15th year, can draw several thousand entries. In a field that includes hundreds upon hundreds of worthy and wonderful pastels, it’s always interesting to learn what it is that a juror sees in a particular piece that marks it as special. The jurors of this year’s 15th...
Helen Kleczynski received both the Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award as well as Fifth Place in the Still Life & Floral category in Pastel Journal's 15th Annual Pastel 100. Enjoy a gallery of her remarkable pastel paintings here!
Color theory plays a large role in Washington artist Jennifer Evenhus' pastel painting, and it's no wonder these vibrant works earned her two awards in the 15th annual Pastel 100 Competition. Enjoy a gallery of her gorgeous pastel paintings here.
The April 2014 Watercolor Artist, the art resource for spring, features the top paintings in the 5th Annual Watermedia Showcase, watercolor painting tips on creating color harmony, the go-to colors of the pros, and plenty of watercolor painting ideas. Watch a video preview of the issue here!
The results are in! View the prizewinning paintings in the 5th Annual Watermedia Showcase competition from Watercolor Artist here.
Sitting with Everett Raymond Kinstler in his National Arts Club studio, Louise B. Hafesh felt an overwhelming sense of the significance of the place and Kinstler's contribution to the art world. Read her account of Kinstler's description of his illustrious 70-year career in illustration and fine art portraiture.
Davidson, North Carolina, artist Jim Morgan doesn’t mind coming back to the same subject matter. In fact, his imaginative botanical pastel art thrives on it. His inspiration comes from shapes found in nature—eucalyptus leaves and gingko branches, specifically—a nod to one of his art heroes, Ellsworth Kelly. Enjoy a gallery of Morgan's botanical paintings...
Today’s artists can use a variety of methods to translate meaning into their paintings—composition, light and shadow, values, point of view, atmospheric light, as well as the objects themselves. Enjoy a still life gallery of Patricia Tribastone's symbolic pastels and the concept behind them, and read more about pastel techniques for symbolism in art...