Pastel Journal

Pastel Journal June 2016

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  • Robin Warnes’ Modern Pastel Art


    British artist Robin Warnes’ pastel art features abstracted images, but the work is anchored in reality. “I think you can represent the real world without being a slave to it,” he says. View a selection of his still lifes, figures and landscapes here.

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Jen Evenhus deftly wields pastel for wildly exuberant, colorful paintings
Jacob Aguiar chases the light for atmospheric landscape effects
Three top pastelists explore genres beyond those for which they’re known
Doug Tweddale goes on a 16,000-mile national park painting tour



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Pastel Highlights

  • Plein Air Painting in Pastel | Plein Air Painters Tell You What You Need to Know

    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 ...


  • Teaching Pastel in China | Robert K. Carsten Goes to Suzhou


    If you take 100 talented and dedicated school teachers, introduce them to the history and practice of pastel painting so that they, in turn, can share their newfound knowledge and experiences in their respective classrooms—what do you have? Simply put, the planting of seeds that is sure to grow the awareness, appreciation and practice of ...

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