Gaela Erwin, a master at painting portraits, shares how she took one of her self-portraits in a new direction.
Don’t let the title fool you; even if you’re experienced with this medium, you may learn something new.
Tim Kennedy offers glimpses of everyday life in his oil paintings of family and friends.
I experiment extensively with different brands of pigments in order to find the properties of each color that best suit my techniques. Because I paint in many layers, I have to be concerned with the drying properties of each pigment. I work with faster-drying colors in the beginning and then slower-drying ones for the...
Striking. Powerful. Thought-provoking. As I browsed through the seventh edition of Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing, I found myself pausing on every page to take it all in--the details, the colors and the depth of the drawings.
There are many books and essays written on general painting and drawing techniques but sometimes the little practical things can make the artist’s task easier. Here are some day-to-day "nuts and bolts" painting tips for beginners.
Sandra Angelo shares how she was moved by war stories involving dogs, and has written two books on drawing animals caught in the middle.
In the December 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, you'll find introductions to seven artists whose latest work in pastel demonstrates a level of skill and expression that caught the attention of critiquing artists (from ProArtCritique and Pastel Journal) at the 2015 International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) in Albuquerque last June.
Joanne Last revels in breaking away from traditional methods and thinking. Pastel Journal presents her remembered and abstracted pastel landscapes here—find more in the December 2016 issue of the magazine.
Lori McNee offers art business advice to help you sell your art. Learn tips for working in a series here.
Use our year-at-a-glance article index to easily locate all of your favorite pastel artists and articles that appeared in the 2015 issues of Pastel Journal. Click here for your FREE downloadable index: Pastel Journal Index 2015. Store this index on your desktop for easy access. It’s the perfect companion for your collection of 2015 Pastel Journal issues. Has one...