Daniel E. Greene, whose career as a painter spans seven decades, has been committed to the pastel medium since first cutting his teeth in portraiture as a street artist in 1950s Miami. Although he has worked heavily in oil as well (most of his commissioned portraiture is done in that medium), in his personal work...
In Jane Radstrom's pastel painting, the human form moves as if it’s printed with lenticular lenses, yet with a nod to classical figure painting.
Acrylic abstract artist Denise Athanas gives her creative intuition free reign as she begins each painting and waits to see what emerges. Her spontaneous spirit is reflected in each brushstroke of bold color. The fall 2015 issue of Acrylic Artist features 10 paintings by Athanas, and here are 6 more for your viewing pleasure. Get the...
To showcase the exciting talent and distinctive flavor of Chinese pastels, we interviewed three celebrated artists working in the medium—Wang Xiangzhen, Hang Mingshi and Shi Tao—for a feature article in the August issue of Pastel Journal ...
Averil Gilkes explains her attraction to the seascape as a fascination with atmosphere. One can feel her long-standing dedication to the subject in her transportive pastel painting, which depicts glistening shores and rolling skies.
Suze Woolf’s watercolor paintings of burned or charred trees combine her passion and concern for the environment—climate change and increasing forest fires in western North America—with her love of color, light and shape.
Once John Philbin Dolan, featured in the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, discovered his passion for pastel portraits, he was determined to give painting his all. View a gallery of his emotive portraits here.
The sky is often one of the largest spaces in a pastel landscape painting by Charles Basham, a featured artist in the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal. Get his 3 must-know pastel techniques for painting skies here!
Whether it’s a series of works depicting scenes from an Irish fishing village or vignettes of small-town Mexico, there’s a tale being told in Rance Jones' watercolor paintings that delves beyond the surface, suggested in glances and gestures.
Painting on site, a watercolorist has to overcome many obstacles beyond mosquitoes, dirt, sun and wind. We went straight to the pros to glean the joys and pains of plein air painting, and received expert tips no artist should do without. Find a few of these gems—and dazzling watercolors—here!
View the experimental pastel landscapes of Stan Bloomfield, who earned the Pastel Journal Award of Excellence in the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition.