Congratulations to Simone Bingemer, of Cologne, Germany, winner of the Pastel Journal Founder's Award, in memory of Maggie Price, in the 16th Annual Pastel 100 competition. The artist's portraits demonstrate sound drawing skills and a refined application of pastel, and reflect her deep examination into the heart of her subjects.
The Pastel 100 competition starts with several thousand works in pastel and, entry by entry, our five category jurors—Doug Dawson, Ellen Eagle, Stephanie Birdsall, Aline Ordman and Debora Stewart—helped us whittle that number to 100 exceptional paintings.
View the experimental pastel landscapes of Stan Bloomfield, who earned the Pastel Journal Award of Excellence in the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition.
“I’m turning cartwheels when I paint in pastel,” says Lisa Ober, recipient of Pastel Journal’s 16th Annual Pastel 100 Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award. “I love them so much. I adore their immediacy and versatility. There isn’t any waiting for anything to dry, so it’s instantly rewarding.” Discussing the crisp, controlled finish of her still life paintings,...
Pastel artist Joe Mac Kechnie’s favorite part of the pastel painting process is the painting’s final stage. “I no longer fuss over details and accuracy, but use my gut instinct to take a tight painting and turn it into a work of art,” says Mac Kechnie, recipient of Pastel Journal’s 16th Annual Pastel 100...
With Stan Prokopenko’s guidance, you can learn how to acknowledge your drawing mistakes, and then how to fix them. With practice, you’ll find that it becomes easier to draw accurately the first time.
The winter 2015 issue of Drawing magazine introduces us to the work of four artists who use colored pencil to create tightly rendered drawings of very different varieties.
Landscape Painting Techniques If you’re dreaming of summer fields full of flowers and trees covered in foliage, there’s no reason not to take matters into your own hands. Why not learn how to paint a landscape full of sun and shadow? With Mark Mehaffey’s Paint Acrylic Landscapes: Understanding Sun and Shadow, you can learn...
In honor of Valentine's Day, find out some of the reasons that pastel artists are such passionate devotees of the medium.
Johannes Vloothuis offers tips for painting snow with warm colors to create a painting that viewers will love.
Brush watercolor over the abstract shapes formed by the ridges of crinkled rice paper to convey the appearance of foliage and blossoms. Cheng-Khee Chee shows how.