Pastel Journal

Pastel Journal December 2016

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  • Pastel Pick of the Week | PSA 44th Annual Exhibition


    “The Pastel Society of America’s (PSA) 44th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance!, with paintings on display from 34 U.S. states, as well as from Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel and Malaysia, is one of the most diverse and colorful exhibitions in the history of the society,” says Jimmy Wright, PSA president and exhibition chair. Held September ...

Current Issue: December 2016


pas1216_160–Ones to Watch: 10 Painters Who Captured Our Attention in 2016
–Make Your Mark: Techniques to Amplify the Power of Paste
–12 Rules for Building Strong Relationships in the Art World
–How Printmaking Can Jumpstart Your Next Pastel
–Pushing Your Painting Through a Long Winter




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VIDEO: Watch a preview of the December issue
GALLERY: David Napp
GALLERY: Darron Lillian
GALLERY: Jerzy Moscicki
SKETCHES: Maria Marino
DEMO: Make a pastel monoprint as an underlayer
TIPS: “Ones to Watch” share their thoughts
TIPS: 12 rules for maintaining relationships in the art marketplace



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Pastel Highlights

  • Your Pastel Questions Answered

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    Pastel artist Maggie Price shares expert tips and techniques for working with pastels in this Pastel Journal column. Featured topics include photographing pastel through glass, fixing moldy pastels, dry mounting, painting en plein air with pastels, inspiration and creativity, and more.


  • Artist Spotlight | Desmond O’Hagan, How to Paint with Confidence

    Desmond O'Hagan

    Looking for someone who could teach artists how to paint with confidence, editor-in-chief of the Pastel Journal, Anne Hevener, introduced me to Desmond O’Hagan. Known for his loose painting style, and bold, confident stroke work—and for instilling that skill and spirit in his students—Desmond visited the ArtistsNetwork studios to show us his pastel and oil ...

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