From Pastel Journal
As any artist that has worked with pastel can attest, pastel is an extremely versatile painting/drawing medium. The techniques used for its application are unlimited and easily reflect the personalities of those working with it. There are three major external components that affect application and appearance: surface tooth (how easily the surface grabs the pigment); ...
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Also in This Issue of Pastel Journal
Watch a video preview of the art featured in this issue
3 artists paint creatures great and small
Nancie King Mertz captures the energy of a plein air landscape, step by step
Aurelio Rodríguez López creates a heightened sense of realism
Lara Scouller showcases animal specimens found in European museums
Nancy Nowak explores pastel to find her artistic voice
Aaron Schuerr shares his Moroccan memories
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