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February 2017 Pastel Journal

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  • Plein Air Landscapes | Edward Kennedy Pastel Gallery

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    Edward Kennedy’s plein air pastel landscapes take viewers to many places—a shimmering river in Yellowstone National Park, the rocky coast of Maine and sleepy country roads in the Midwest. No matter the setting, though, the paintings by this mostly self-taught artist conjure a deeper place—that calm, meditative state of mind that can only be found in ...

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160_pas0217–Express Yourself: Discover the Creative Power of Mixed Media
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–Add Energy With Dynamic Drawing
–Use Texture to Imply Detail
–How to Make Your Art Mean More




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