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Pastel Pointers | Shipping Pastel Paintings, Part 1

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...

Pastel Journal, April 2012 | your ultimate creative resource

Pastel 100 Winners List

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.
Summer Driftwood | pastel

Gallery | Pastel 100 Jurors Showcase

This year's Pastel 100 competition jurors (Margaret Dyer, Dawn Emerson, Cecily Kahn, Richard McKinley and Peter Seltzer) have just over 150 years of experience in art-making, inspiration and creativity among them, so they know a thing or two about painting. Enjoy an online-exclusive gallery of their works here.
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...

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Pastel Pointers | Loosening Up

A frequent question I hear at workshops is, “How can I loosen up as a painter?” After devoting years to learning craft, many painters often find themselves trapped in utilitarian methods that may render a competent painting but lack the elusive poetic quality of more painterly works. Just as a poet...