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  • Pastel Painting Transportation, Part 2 | Protective Sheets, Tape & More


    In last week’s blog post, I started a discussion about the transport of unframed pastel paintings, starting with information about the importance of the painting surface support. As I mentioned there, Gatorfoam board has become a very popular product for this purpose. Here, I’ll continue the conversation with a discussion of protective sheets, tape and ...

Current Issue
August 2014



PAS 160 Web– Sand, Surf, Sea, Sky: 3 Artists Paint the Coastal Seascape

– The Feminine Mystique: Capturing the Mood and Beauty of Quiet, Ordinary Moments

– A Lesson in Light: How to Paint the Sky at Dusk

– Five Simple Tools for the At-Home Framer

– Featured Artists: Margaret Farrell Bruno, Robin Hazard-Bishop, Rebecca Lloyd, Richard McKinley, Brenda Mattson, Glen Maxion, Nathalie Picoulet, Robin Sheard Nyikos, Stan Sperlak and Lorrie B. Turner

Also in This Issue of Pastel Journal
Watch a video preview of the art featured in this issue
3 artists showcase coastal seascapes
Nathalie Picoulet expresses the beauty and tenderness of the everyday
Robin Hazard-Bishop cranks up the color
Robin Sheard Nyikos weaves story and personal meaning into her paintings
Stan Sperlak shares secrets for expressing the nuances of time of day
DIY Framing DEMO: Learn how to attach a dust cover to a frame

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    Moonrise Over Teton Flat

    Plein air painting adds a dimension to painting the landscape that some artists find irresistible. Painting outdoors provides a deeper understanding of the various qualities of light and atmosphere. Whether you paint finished paintings or color studies for studio paintings (or something in between), plein air painting will bolster your observation skills and enliven your ...


  • Pastel Pick of the Week | Small But Striking


    Congratulations to artist William A. Schneider whose pastel painting, Barn Cat, received the Best in Show award at the Pastel Painters of Maine’s 15th Annual International Juried Exhibition “For Pastels Only.” The exhibition ran from May 17 through June 14 at the Saco Museum in Saco, Maine. The juror of awards was celebrated pastelist ...

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