Pastel Portrait Demonstration: Tips on Painting from Life

Portraits have plenty of challenges on their own, and painting from life can add even more variables. Keep reading for tips from artist Brian Keeler as he presents a pastel portrait demonstration to a group of students! “There’s this…system of thirds, which I refer to a lot. Start with that idea of thirds, and then...

A Year of Pastel at Your Fingertips | Pastel Journal 2016 Article Index

Use our year-at-a-glance article index to easily locate all of your favorite pastel artists and articles that appeared in the 2016 issues of Pastel Journal. Click here for your FREE downloadable index: pastel-index-2016. Store this index on your desktop for easy access. It’s the perfect companion for your collection of 2016 Pastel Journal issues.        ...

Beginner Art Tips | Pastelist Ann Oram Shares Advice

Pastelist Ann Oram, who’s known for her mixed media work featuring florals and landscapes, shares eight beginner art tips to help you on your artistic path. Subscribe to Pastel Journal today!   Always begin by using your eyes. They’re your best tools. From there, your brain can start to interpret what you’re seeing, feeling and sensing. Work on subjects that...

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Give (or Get) the Pastel Journal 2015 Annual CD or Downloads | Pastel Inspiration at Your Fingertips

Looking for a holiday gift for a fellow pastelist … or perhaps even yourself? Give (or get) the gift of hundreds of pages of pastel inspiration, tips and techniques in one searchable, printable and portable location—the Pastel Journal 2015 Annual CD or Individual Issues Downloads (pdf). Formatted for Mac and PC compatibility, both the CD and downloads...

Pastel Plein Air Painting Tips and More! | Pastel Journal June 2015 Issue Preview

Don’t miss this special plein air pastel painting resource! The June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal features pastel techniques and instruction on: the where, when and why of plein air painting, including 32 tips from 5 popular plein air artists. giving and receiving a constructive art critique. the secret to the perfect plein air composition. painting skies. and more! Watch our video preview link below...

Pastel Portrait PaintingTips | Dan Slapo

Painting a pastel portrait is a wonderful experience; however, there are some considerations—and pitfalls—that pastel artists should keep in mind, according to Dan Slapo, Pastel Society of America 2013 Hall of Fame Honoree.                                       Getting Started ...