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.
We’re always pumped to get our hands on the latest issue of Watercolor Artist, but the April issue’s release is extra special, as it contains the results of the annual Watermedia Showcase competition!
Enjoy this gallery of Watercolor Artist's 6th Annual Watermedia Showcase winners, the finest watercolor painting you’ll see all year.
Asheville, N.C., artist Melanie Norris employs a restraint in her watercolor portraits, painting just enough detail to capture a likeness. View some of these captivating works here, and read more about her in the April 2015 issue of Watercolor Artist.