Pastel Journal

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Pastel 100 Winners’ Circle:
Gold Award Winner
Ray Hassard

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  • Pastel Impasto Impersonation


    One of the great advantages of oil paint, beyond its inherent richness of value and color depth due the pigment’s suspension in oil, is the ability to apply it thickly–to create an impasto surface effect. The term impasto originates from the Italian word pasta, which means “paste.” When associated to painting, it signifies a technique ...

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jp0414April 2014: 15th Annual Pastel 100

  • 15th Annual Pastel 100 competition winners
  • How to stand out from the crowd: Jurors weigh in
  • 4 ways to save a painting
  • Planning for a successful plain air excursion
  • Painting a family legacy

Featured Artists: David Wells, Helen Kleczynski, Ray Hassard, Peter Seltzer, Jennifer Evenhus, Richard McKinley, Carole Katchen, Jean Terry and more

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Pastel Highlights

  • Plein Air Painting in Pastel | Plein Air Painters Tell You What You Need to Know

    Moonrise Over Teton Flat

    Plein air painting adds a dimension to painting the landscape that some artists find irresistible. Painting outdoors provides a deeper understanding of the various qualities of light and atmosphere. Whether you paint finished paintings or color studies for studio paintings (or something in between), plein air painting will bolster your observation skills and enliven your ...


  • Pastel Pick of the Week | Pastel Wins Big at Academic Artists Association National Exhibition


    Congratulations to Robert K. Carsten whose pastel, Insight and Inspiration, won the Best in Show Award at the 64th Academic Artists Association national exhibition, which opened last Sunday. The Academic Artists Association’s show is one of the oldest, continuing, annual fine art exhibitions in the country. It was established in 1949 by American Impressionist, Harriet ...

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