Pastel Journal

Pastel Journal June 2015

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  • Plein Air Pastels | A Gallery


    In the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, we asked five renowned landscape artists—Lorenzo Chavez, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Barbara Jaenicke, Kim Lordier 
and Richard McKinley—about the most important ingredient 
to making a plein air outing a success? Here’s a sampling of the responses:

Current Issue
June 2015



PJ0615_160— Painting on Location: 5 Artists, 10 Paintings, 32 Tips

— Landscape Composition Secret No. 1

— Take the Fear Out of an Art Critique

— The Incredible Shrinking Palette





Get a sneak peek of Pastel Journal’s June 2015 issue
Five plein air artists share the allure of painting in the great outdoors
What do you need for plein air painting? Top pastelists share their setups
Crawfurd Adamson explores the human condition in his figurative work
Charles Basham imbues his pastoral landscapes with vibrant color
Bob Ziering shares the plight of the threatened mountain gorilla
John Philbin Dolan focuses on continuous study through his pastel portraits


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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 ...


  • Pastel Pick of the Week | Daniel Greene at Gallery Henoch


    “At the Auction,” a new solo exhibition of work by artist Daniel Greene, opened last night at Gallery Henoch in New York City. In his recent work, Greene focuses on the rarefied world of fine art auctions, capturing the drama and excitement of these high-pressure settings.   According to Maureen Bloomfield in “The World as Stage,” a ...

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