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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 still life and portrait work…
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 magical experience.
As I was cleaning out the studio the other day, I ran across a page from an article I’d saved from a February 2006 issue of Time Magazine. The article, “Twilight of the Bad Boy,” was about artist David Hockney. Many years ago, I was fortunate to see an exhibit of his work in the Los Angeles County Art Museum and have been interested in his various projects since then. As I reviewed the single saved page, I was reminded of what had caught my attention. It was his feelings about the shortcomings of photograpy when it comes to representing the visible world. “The camera can’t see space,” he says. “It sees surfaces. People see space, which is much more interesting.”
Big news for pastelists: The Pastel Society of America (PSA) has announced a call for entries to its 40th Annual Open Juried Pastel Exhibition, Enduring Brilliance. More than $25,000 in awards and collectors’ purchases are up for grabs for pastel …
Pastel artists have to face the inevitable day when they must package their precious pastel paintings for shipment and place them in the hands of a package carrier for delivery. To ensure safe transport, no matter the media, there are certain packaging standards that every artist should follow, such as extra cushioning space around the artwork and a strong outer shell. When packaging a pastel painting, additional precautions need to be taken to protect the glazing from breakage and reduce the potential of dusting-off from extreme mishandling.
View the list of artists whose work was selected among the top Pastel 100 works in the 13th annual competition. This year’s winners were selected from nearly 3,000 entries by a team of outstanding jurors and the Pastel Journal editorial staff.