Pastel Journal

February 2017 Pastel Journal

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  • Pick a Different Way of Working


    Many artists have a signature style or favorite subject for which they are well known. Rarely is it the case, however, that the acclaimed body of work is the only type of artwork these artists produce. Dawn Emerson, Cuong Nguyen and Andrew McDermott are three pastel artists who are connected to a favorite genre or ...

Current Issue: October 2017

–Design, Color and Light: How to Bring Bold Confidence to Your Pastels

–Keep a Sketchbook to Kickstart Creativity

–To Blend or Not to Blend? Expert Advice on When and Why

–3 Ways to Cure Precious Painting Syndrome

–Need Inspiration? Take to the Woods

–PLUS: In the Orchard With Claude Monet




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  • 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.


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    Artistic Excellence from Southwest Art is accepting entries. Details Here! Deadline is July 28, 2017. Other Upcoming Art Contests can be found on our Art Competitions page.

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