Pastel Journal

Pastel Journal February 2015

Inspire Your New Year With the New February Issue!

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  • Painting Animals in Pastel | A Gallery


    Whether endearing or comical, impressive or fearsome, there’s no shortage of character to be found in the animal kingdom. That’s certainly part of the draw for painters Nicola Litchfield, Michele Illing and Mike Beeman, who often turn to dogs, cats, birds, cows or other critters as subjects for their pastel work. In the February 2015 ...

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February 2015



PAS0215_160– Animal Magnetism: Capture the Personalities of Bird and Beast

— 12 Strategies to Develop Your Artistic Voice

— A 4-Step Workout for the Right Side of Your Brain

— The Power of Painting in New Places

– Featured Artists: cover artist Nancie King Mertz, as well as Mike Beeman, Michele Illing, Nicola Litchfield, Aurelio Rodríguez López, Nancy Nowak and Lara Scouller




Also in This Issue of Pastel Journal

Watch a video preview of the art featured in this issue
3 artists paint creatures great and small
Nancie King Mertz captures the energy of a plein air landscape, step by step
Aurelio Rodríguez López creates a heightened sense of realism
Lara Scouller showcases animal specimens found in European museums
Nancy Nowak explores pastel to find her artistic voice
Aaron Schuerr shares his Moroccan memories


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