From Pastel Journal
Sometimes the experience of painting can feel more like a battle than a party. I once overheard an artist describe it as a roller coaster ride. We go up and then we go down—back and forth until the ride stops. At a recent workshop, a dear artist friend of mine, Kathy Detrano, had a few ...
— Creative Beginnings: Unique Starts for Your Next Painting
— Try It: 3 Inventive Ideas for Underpaintings
— How Working in a Series Keeps Creativity Buzzing
– Featured Artists: cover artist Sarah Bee, Jeanine Allen, Mary Aslin, Susan Grinels, Denise LaRue Mahlke, Yael Maimon, Paul Murray, Enid Wood
Also in This Issue of Pastel Journal
Watch a video preview of the art featured in this issue
3 artists showcase creative surface treatments
Sarah Bee captures the British countryside in moody, texturally rich pastels
Yael Maimon paints in a series to discover the nuances of her subject matter
Denise LaRue Mahlke creates serene landscapes that express a spiritual connection to nature
Mary Aslin uses light-filled floral paintings to express her feelings and tell a story
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