In this step-by-step pastel demonstration, learn to create colorful underwater scenes filled with realistic motion and dazzling light effects.
Many artists have a signature style or favorite subject for which they are well known. Rarely is it the case, however, that the acclaimed body of work is the only type of artwork these artists produce. Dawn Emerson, Cuong Nguyen and Andrew McDermott are three pastel artists who are connected to a favorite genre...
For many painters, the process of creating is filled with equal measures of enthusiasm and fear.
Enjoy a sneak peek of the August 2017 issue of Pastel Journal, which features entrancing seascapes and waterscapes by top pastel artists.
Discover seven emerging pastel artists whose skills got them on our radar. See their work right now for inspiration for your next pastel.
Many artists gravitate to one particular genre of painting as their primary source for subject matter.
Here are four tips for artists on how you can manipulate aerial perspective and linear perspective to accentuate depth in a painting.
What is the secret to that intangible “wow factor”? Here are 10 things you can do to make sure your painting is one of the stand-outs.
Pastelist and teacher Bob Gerbracht died peacefully on April 28, at the age of 92, at his home in Pinole, Calif., in the company of his wife and daughters. A 2015 Pastel Society of America (PSA) Hall of Fame inductee, Gerbracht was best known for his portraits and figure paintings—and for his love for...
In Pastel Journal, discover expert tips for painting loose, advice for getting out of your own way, tricks for creating a powerful punch in portraits and more!
How to use photo reference in order to capture detail, but still retain a sense of life and vitality in a figural work can be a challenge for realistic painters. Here's what figure painter Melissa Breault has to say about how she works with photo resources: