Landscape Painting: Techniques & Tutorials

pastel landscape by liz haywood sullivan

Paint Skies in Pastel | New Video

Sometimes the sky plays a supporting role in a landscape; other times, it is the star of the show. Either way, knowing how to capture the impact of a dramatic sky is key for anyone interested in painting the landscape. Last fall, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, an artist well known for her luminous...

Covers for Szabo watercolor books

North Light Shop Sale!

For two days only, January 18th and 19th, our online stores are hosting a giant January 50% off sale. This is not an overstock or warehouse sale — we’ve marked down our best-selling products by 50%. Our best products at the very best prices. And best of all, no coupon codes...

Jennifer L. Hoffman Gallery

Pastelist Jennifer L. Hoffman finds beauty in Wyoming’s subtler side. “I’m almost always drawn to small things, like how the bend of a stream cuts through a hay field, or how light dances off cottonwood fluff floating in the air,” she says. You’ll find a full-length feature on the artist’s work...

Aline Ordman Gallery

Pastelist Aline Ordman looks past the literal to find the abstract elements—shape, value and color—that come together to create a compelling composition. “All painting is really abstract painting, because it’s really about shapes,” she says. You’ll find a full-length feature on the artist’s work in the newly re-designed Pastel Journal magazine....

Michael Reardon Gallery

Painting directly and quickly, California watercolorist Michael Reardon creates fresh landscapes full of light. “The clarity of light in California, and especially northern California, is pretty special,” he says. “I find that watercolor just lends itself to it.” You’ll find a full-length feature on the artist’s work–including a direct painting  demo–in...