You’ll Love This Digital Issue of Pastel Journal if:
- You want instant access to exciting pastel painting inspiration & advice from fellow artists that love pastel
- You love learning new techniques & tricks with helpful pastel painting tutorials & lessons
- You want a reliable source of news & information on the pastel painting community from artists and our editors
Download the December 2012 issue of Pastel Journal
and get the same great content found in the print issue delivered right to your inbox. With this issue you’ll get informative & fun pastel painting tips, demonstrations, and inspiring finished paintings from many top working artists. Hear about the artistic process & get insight into painting with interviews with artists, and boost your pastel painting skills with step-by-step guides.
If you’re interested in creating pastel paintings of landscapes or water, then this digital issue of Pastel Journal
is a true must-have. Learn how to paint a wave that rolls to shore, a stormy seascape, foaming breakers and more with a step by step tutorial on wave painting and an article on the work of Matthew Draper. Plus, get the nitty gritty on the latest pastel surfaces to "grab" our attention. Love jewel-toned pastels? Our full-color reproductions of glittering pastel landscapes will excite your eye and inspire your next trip to the easel.
Highlights in the December 2012 Issue of Pastel Journal include:
Larger Than Life
by Michelle Taute
- Luminous Landscapes
- Making Waves
- The Landscape at Night
- Exciting New Pastel Surfaces
High-impact realism and size give Spanish artist’s, Rubén Belloso, pastel portraits a striking effect.
In the Atmosphere
By Ken Gofton
Stormy seas, moody skies & hazy nocturnes create drama, Matthew Draper’s innovative, energetic pastel paintings & an energetic approach to painting engage the viewer.
Tapestries of Color
By Niall O'Neill
Victor Richardson weaves vibrant color and rich texture together in order to create a tranquil image of woods and water.
Night & Day
By Deborah Secor
Discover how two pastelists, Gigi Horr Liverant and Christine Ivers, address the distinct complexities of painting the landscape by day and by night.
Making Waves: A Demo
By Amy K. Sanders
Enjoy a step-by-step demonstration of how to paint a wave, and many faces of the sea. Learn how close observation can inform your sea & shore painting.
By Jessica Canterbury
A pastel collaboration in North Carolina, the latest convention news, plus a new book for your pastel library.
By Richard McKinley
Create color harmony in your pastel painting with this list of essential ingredients.
By Deborah Secor
Learn how to create an effective online presence with these expert tips on making sure your website stands apart. Not all websites are created equal.
Artist’s Test Kitchen
By Maggie Price
UART’s line of pastel surfaces includes a range of grades. Get all the nitty gritty details here.
By Anne Hevener
A major exhibition of the portraiture of Edouard Manet takes the stage in Toledo.
What our Editor's Are Saying:
"We saved some of our most exciting pastel articles for the final issue of the year! Our featured artists: Talk about dazzling color: the impressionist-inspired landscapes of Victor Richardson sparkle and stun. Find out how the pastel portraits of Ruben Belloso turn the genre on its head. And set the perfect painting atmosphere with Matthew Draper. Creative Resources: For those interested in technique-heavy explorations, our "Making Waves" demo is not to be missed. Plus, find out how painting at night can be just as compelling as the full light of day. Budget-minded pastelists will want to read our review of the latest pastel surfaces to catch our eye. We try it so you can be confident you’re making the right choice for your art-making purposes!" — Sarah A. Strickley
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