Pastel Art Techniques Painting Landscapes & More

Pastel Video Workshop with Stephanie Birdsall

Pastel Video Workshop: Behind the Scenes with Stephanie Birdsall

Today I had the pleasure of visiting our studio to take a sneak peek at the latest video-workshop-in-progress: Stephanie Birdsall is filming demos in pastel and oil! Readers of Pastel Journal will be familiar with the artist’s subtle and stunning pastel still lifes, plein air landscapes and florals. (I interviewed Birdsall for a story in the August...

Spring Savings

Whether you're eager to watch the new video workshops featuring Liz Haywood-Sullivan or get your hands on the gorgeous coffee table book, Art Journey America: Landscapes, or reader-favorite Pastel Pointers by Richard McKinley, there's a pastel bargain waiting to be claimed.
pastel pointers on commercial pastel primers and grounds

Pastel Pointers | Commercial Pastel Primers and Grounds

At the end of last year, I posted a couple blogs about “Homegrown Surfaces” on December 12 and December 19. These covered the topics of substrates and the components required to make a homemade pastel ground. With the ever-increasing popularity of pastel, a number of commercial vendors have manufactured pre-mixed pastel...

PAstel Journal April 2012

Pastel Pointers | Workshop Lessons

When the latest issue of Pastel Journal arrived the other day, I was immediately reminded of a familiar response to a student’s inquiry about how to paint something unfamiliar: It's all the same. I first heard the phrase when attending a workshop given by a nationally renowned artist, famous for his...

IAPS 2011 master pastel demonstrations

New Art Videos | Pastel Masters Demonstrate Their Skillls

Three definite highlights of last spring's International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Convention were the live painting demonstrations with three of today's pastel legends: Albert Handell, Elizabeth Mowry and Richard McKinley. Anybody who has had the privilege of watching these artists in action, as I have, knows that it is a...