Dawn Emerson is widely known for her expressive pastels, regardless whether her subject is an animal, the human figure or a landscape. You might remember her work from the April 2010 issue of The Pastel Journal, wherein she won the Art Spirit Foundation | Dianne B. Bernhard Silver Medal Award for Excellence in the 11th Annual Pastel 100 Competition for her painting, Ghat Women (pictured). The painting was inspired by an artists’ trip like no other, to Rajasthan, India.
Emerson shares her techniques for using color in the painting in an instructional DVD, Dynamic Pastel with Dawn Emerson: Ghat Women, as well as two others: Dynamic Pastel with Dawn Emerson: Camel Trader, and Dynamic Pastel with Dawn Emerson: No Fear, which are now available in our online shop.
To read the artist profile in the April 2010 issue of the magazine, download your issue by clicking here. And for those west coast artists, Emerson has a two-person show opening Aug. 5 at the Mockingbird Gallery in Bend, Ore.
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