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Intrinsic Expression | Brian Bailey Pastel Still Life Gallery

By exploring such vital themes as time, beauty and suppression, Brian Bailey creates powerful images that invite contemplation. He uses the still life genre as a primary vehicle in his paintings to depict subtle metaphor regarding nature and its fragility. In particular, he has a great affinity for featuring natural objects. From bird nests and shells, to...

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The Past Is Present | Linda Carey Landscape Gallery

Linda Carey combines geometry, simplicity and light to evoke a sense of Old World timelessness in her pastel landscapes of sun-drenched ruins, stuccoed walls and elegant public spaces. Her streamlined pastel landscapes, particularly those of her beloved Italy, reveal an underlying structure that reminds us of the classical world. When painting her subjects in the...

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Pastel Journal 2015 Issue Index

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...

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Practicing Intuition | 9 Underpainting Exercises

Whenever I'm demonstrating an underpainting technique, someone—at some point—will ask: Why did you put that color/value in that area? It's a tough question to answer since so much of what I'm doing is responding to the current painting situation with an anticipation of what will be done with the over-layers of pastel to come.

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Pastel Pick of the Week | Zaria Forman at Winston Wächter

Whether you're stunned by the detailed rendering, amazed by the sheer scale, stirred by the challenging statement about climate change, or all of the above, Zaria Forman's pastels of water and ice do provoke a strong response. The artist's solo exhibition, SLIP, is currently being shown—now through October 17—at Winston Wächter Fine Art, New...

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In the Footsteps of Frank Reaugh | Texas Landscapes by Jeri Salter

Contemporary artists continue to find inspiration in the work of Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), an artist who documented—primarily in pastel—the landscape of the Southwest at the turn of the century and the spirit of the Texas cattle drive in particular. One such fan is Jeri Salter, an Austin-based pastel artist who, in 2014, traced the...

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IAPS Convention 2015 | The Greatest Pastel Party on the Planet

The 11th biennial convention of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), held this past summer in Albuquerque, N.M., kicked off on Tuesday, June 2, with four all-day workshops led by pastel superstars Sally Strand, Albert Handell, Diane Rapissi and Terri Ford, and the inspiration just continued to flow for the next four days.

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Pastel Artist Daniel E. Greene | A Life in Pictures

Daniel E. Greene, whose career as a painter spans seven decades, has been committed to the pastel medium since first cutting his teeth in portraiture as a street artist in 1950s Miami. Although he has worked heavily in oil as well (most of his commissioned portraiture is done in that medium), in his personal work...