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Pastel Journal is the only fine art magazine devoted solely to the pastel medium, features inspiring art and articles about today’s best pastel artists. Learn how to paint with pastels and be inspired by the gorgeous artwork, tips, insight and creative inspiration from the best in the field.


Advice From Jurors | How to Make Winning Artwork

We asked the jurors of the 17th Annual Pastel 100 if they had any words of advice for artists. Read through their advice, and then click here to submit your latest, greatest pastel effort into the 18th Pastel 100 Competition, which has extended its entry deadline.


Painting Weather in Pastel

It's fascinating how the same landscape can change depending on the time of the day, season of the year, and the specific kind of weather. We asked three pastel artists—Don Williams, Margi Lucena and Margaret Evans—about painting weather in a landscape.

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Christine Swann | The Stories Behind Portraits

Artist Christine Swann paints portraits that tell the stories of subjects of every age and gender, each one a subtle narrative that glows with a careful mastery of the pigment. Her pastel, Determined, for example, is a painting of Swann’s son that took shape as he painted beside her on his own little easel....

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Paint Up a Storm | Pastel Journal Oct 2016 Preview

Paint up a storm—literally! The award-winning artists featured in the October 2016 issue of Pastel Journal show you how to harness fog, rain, storms and more in your landscapes. PLUS: Learn how to unleash the power of pastels; paint bold, colorful landscapes; recharge your creative process with 3 exercises; test drive textured paper; and...


Three Artists On Working Differently

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. In the August issue of Pastel Journal, I checked in with Dawn Emerson, Cuong Nguyen and Andrew McDermott—three...

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Pastel Flowers Go Wild | Jen Evenhus Gallery

Although Jen Evenhus paints a variety of subjects, it’s her bold pastel flowers through which her artistic strengths are clear. Bright color is delivered with direct, decisive handling. Her flowers exploit the saturated hues of blooms, amplifying them to achieve color-drenched images. Evenhus responds to shape and form with dynamic mark-making and lively drawing. The resulting paintings pack an unforgettable punch...