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Glowing Landscapes | Brenda Boylan Pastels

Brenda Boylan’s pastel landscapes (and streetscapes) feature countless layers of pastel, but there’s no need to peel back each color to understand what lies beneath. It’s all right there in front of your eyes, all at once. “I love to have the underpainting peek through,” the pastel artist says. “It unites all the other colors...

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Passage to India | Pastel Gallery

British artists Patrick Cullen, Felicity House and June Arnold have been lured back to India time and again, and have produced some amazing paintings from their travels. Artists with different styles and interests, they share in the December 2014 issue of Pastel Journal what attracts them to the world’s second most-populous nation, without ignoring some of...

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Your Go-To Pastel Resource | Pastel Journal December 2014 Preview

Don’t miss this go-to pastel resource! The December 2014 issue of Pastel Journal features pastel techniques and instruction for how to: capture the chaotic beauty of India. simplify a subject. paint the life and energy of urban landscapes. push your creativity. and more! Watch our video preview link below for a sneak peek, and you’ll see paintings by cover...

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Finding Pastel Treasure in the Garage

Because I never want to run out of some art supply that I really use, I tend to buy a lot of a material I really like and hoard it. I tell my students that when I die there's going to be one heck of a garage sale. But the pastels stashed away in...

Atmospheric Watercolor Landscape Paintings

Plein air watercolor painter Stanislaw Zoladz exposes the sometimes hidden beauty in commonplace scenes, capturing captivating light effects and the lush contrasts between water, snow, rocks and buildings. In the December 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist, the artist discusses everything from the challenges of painting large to the joys of sketching on-site and the...