Pastel Gallery | Wade Into Water Painting

A special section on painting waves and water in the August 2010 issue of The Pastel Journal includes pastel paintings and expert tips from five artists: Phil Bates of Myrtle Creek, Ore.; Anthony Davis of Lindenhurst, N.Y.; Kathleen Newman of Chicago, Ill.; Dave Beckett of Orillia, Ontario; and Claude Carvin of LaTourette, France. It may seem counter-intuitive to use pastel—a dry pigment—to paint rivers, waves and waterfalls, but—as this online gallery of their work demonstrates—these five artists prove the medium and the subject are perfectly compatible.

Early November (pastel) by Anthony Davis

Morning Reach (pastel) by Anthony Davis


A Hint of Fall (pastel) by Dave Beckett

Beach Walk (pastel) by Dave Beckett


Lining Up (pastel) by Kathleen Newman

River Light (pastel) by Kathleen Newman


Crooked River (pastel) by Phil Bates

Lewis Creek (pastel) by Phil Bates

Pastel by Claude Carvin

Pastel by Claude Carvin

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