Creative Beginnings | Surface Treatments for Pastel

With a penchant for exploration and experimentation, three pastelists—Jeanine Allen, Paul Murray and Susan Grinels—put handmade surfaces, homemade grounds, and collage and stamped patterns to work as foundations for their pastel paintings.

For a more in-depth look at their creative processes for achieving their signature style, check out the October issue of Pastel Journal, available at www.northlightshop.com and on newsstands September 16.

HANDMADE SURFACES: Jeanine Allen
Summer Grosbeak (pastel on handmade paper, 24x18) by Jeanine Allen

Summer Grosbeak (pastel on handmade paper, 24×18) by Jeanine Allen

Golden Flicker (pastel on Japanese mulberry kanji script paper, 14x16) by Jeanine Allen

Golden Flicker (pastel on Japanese mulberry kanji script paper, 14×16) by Jeanine Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOMEMADE GRIT: Paul Murray

Evening Glow (pastel) by Paul Murray

Evening Glow (pastel) by Paul Murray

Ante Meridiem (pastel) by Paul Murray

Ante Meridiem (pastel) by Paul Murray

 

COLLAGE AND STAMPED PATTERNS: Susan Grinels

Gordon (pastel and mixed media) by Susan Grinels

Gordon (pastel and mixed media) by Susan Grinels

Peace (pastel and mixed media) by Susan Grinels

Peace (pastel and mixed media) by Susan Grinels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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