Jennifer Evenhus’ Award-Winning Art | Pastel Paintings from the 15th Annual Pastel 100

Color theory plays a large role in Washington artist Jennifer Evenhus’ pastel painting. “My use of bold color is my trademark,” says the winner of the Pastel Journal Bronze Award in the 15th annual Pastel 100. “It’s what attracts people to my art. What I’ve been trying to do more of in the last couple of years is to use color as emotion, to have the color itself describe the subject matter. Instead of using just local color—green grass or green trees—I take the subject beyond what’s there. I don’t just want to create a pretty picture; I want to create art—art that stops people in their tracks.”

Evenhus also took Fourth Place in the Abstract & Non-Objective category. Enjoy a gallery of her gorgeous pastel paintings here. Look for her other award-winning paintings, and read more about her methods for mixing colors and other pastel techniques in the April 2014 issue of Pastel Journal, available at northlightshop.com and on newsstands March 11.

 

Blue Grade Dusk (pastel, 9x12) by Jennifer Evenhus | pastel painting

Blue Grade Dusk (pastel, 9×12) by Jennifer Evenhus

 

 

Day Before Yesterday (pastel, 22x30) by Jennifer Evenhus | pastel painting

Day Before Yesterday (pastel, 22×30) by Jennifer Evenhus

 

 

Poppy Blues (pastel, 8x9) by Jennifer Evenhus | pastel painting

Poppy Blues (pastel, 8×9) by Jennifer Evenhus

 

 

Sunset On a Country Road (pastel, 9x12) by Jennifer Evenhus | pastel painting

Sunset On a Country Road (pastel, 9×12) by Jennifer Evenhus

 

 

Trail Head (pastel, 18x14) by Jennifer Evenhus | pastel painting

Trail Head (pastel, 18×14) by Jennifer Evenhus

 

 

View the Pastel 100′s other award-winning paintings in the April 2014 issue of Pastel Journal.

 

 

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