Art Prize Winner | Stan Bloomfield | 16th Annual Pastel 100

Stan Bloomfield, of Bernalillo, N.M., takes a unique approach to pastel painting, arriving at powerful scenes through experimentation and persistence, which earned him an art prize in Pastel Journal’s 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition: the Pastel Journal Award of Excellence. For Bloomfield, there’s no sacred pastel process; no art rule exists that shouldn’t be tested, or altogether broken. His methods for landscape painting, having evolved over 30-plus years of working mainly in watercolor, evolve through flexibility and experimentation—and it shows in his work.

Enjoy these experimental pastel landscapes below, and check out other art prize winners in this video of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition.

 

Learn more about Bloomfield’s award-winning art and process in the April 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, available at www.northlightshop.com and on newsstands March 10.

 

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Rio Grande Morning (pastel) by Stan Bloomfield | pastel landscapes

Rio Grande Morning (pastel) by Stan Bloomfield

 

Storm Currents (pastel, 15x19) by Stan Bloomfield | pastel landscapes

Storm Currents (pastel, 15×19) by Stan Bloomfield

 

Autumn’s Ending (pastel) by Stan Bloomfield | pastel landscapes

Autumn’s Ending (pastel) by Stan Bloomfield

 

Autumn’s End (pastel) by Stan Bloomfield | pastel landscapes

Autumn’s End (pastel) by Stan Bloomfield

 

Storm Warning (pastel, 14x20) by Stan Bloomfield | pastel landscapes

Storm Warning (pastel, 14×20) by Stan Bloomfield

 


 

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