Pastel Journal covers topics of interest to working pastelists as well as those who work in pastel as an additional medium along with those who are just experimenting with the medium.
Scenes of Everyday Life
The Pastel Journal
The Pastel Society of America Announces Annual Exhibition Winners
What’s Online • Discover more art, instruction and inspiration at ArtistsNetwork.com.
Expansive Expedition Depicts Pastel Over the Centuries
Royal Pastelist • John Russell’s mastery of portraiture and facility with pastel made him an effective early proponent of the medium.
Painting Paradise • With its miles of sandy shores and picturesque towns dotting the Intercoastal Waterways, the Gulf Coast of Florida has long been attracting artists who are drawn to its ethereal light.
Top 10 Places to Paint in Tampa Bay
The Daily Dog • Although British artist Sally Muir has been painting and drawing dogs as long as she can remember, her art life took off when she committed to posting one dog a day on social media.
CAFÉ CULTURE • A sidewalk café is not only a reliable meeting place for a pleasant lunch but also a hot spot for painting inspiration. Artists Brenda Boylan, Alan Flattmann, Soraya French, Desmond O’Hagan and Teresa Saia talk about their fascination with and artistic approach to this complicated subject.
GETING BETTER AT “BEAT-UP” STUFF • MICHAEL MCGURK CREATES PAINTINGS WITH AN AGED, ATMOSPHERIC PATINA THAT EMULATE THE FEELING OF DAYS GONE BY.
SIMPLIFYING A COMPOSITION
CELESTIAL COLOR • VILAS TONAPE paints complex still lifes and powerful portraits that glow with striking color and are rendered with meticulous clarity.
A LESSON FOR A PRESIDENT
Journey to Abstraction • For Malcolm Taylor, making art is a second career and an ever-evolving passion.
For the Love of color
Where Land Meets Sky • LIZ HAYWOOD-SULLIVAN SHOWS HOW ONE VALUE RELATIONSHIP IS KEY TO DETERMINING VALUES THROUGHOUT A PAINTING.
Working From the Sky Down
Steps and Missteps • Assessing what works in a composition—and what doesn’tcan lead to breakthroughs in reimagining a painting.
Constructing a Scene