You’ll love this issue of Pastel Journal if:
• You want to hear about how pastel artists are achieving painting success
• You want to learn new tips and tricks for painting in pastel
• You want to hear from the expert artists and editors at Pastel Journal
Get this issue of Pastel Journal--in print or as a download right here! The December 2013 issue of this trusted pastel painting magazine includes compelling interviews with pastel artists and tips that will boost your painting skills. Learn about landscape artists inspired by their surroundings, creative relief for artist's block, and more from artists and our experienced staff.
Each issue of Pastel Journal is dedicated solely to the exciting and dynamic pastel medium. Within the pages of this top pastel painting magazine, you can be sure to find trusted pastel painting techniquesand instruction, the latest in the pastel painting community, and so much more.
Highlights in the December 2013 issue of Pastel Journal include:
• Making Color Choices in Pastel: 2 Artists, 2 Exciting Demonstrations
• A Field Guide: How to Turn Quiet, Serene Landscapes Into Entralling Paintings
• 3 Ways to Kick-start Your Wintertime Art
• Put Your Painting Under Glass (or Under Acrylic)
The Long View
The meandering roads and rolling fields of rural Iowa offer a treasure trove of textural delight for artist Marcia Wegman.
By Sarah A. Strickley
Giving Life to Form
When Ned Mueller paints a face, he gets more than a likeness—-he captures a spark of life.
By Aaron Schuerr
A Tale of Two Still Lifes
Every artist brings a personal approach to color, as seen in our still life experiment with Leslie Lillien Levy and Claudia Seymour.
By Anne Hevener
Landscape artist Jane McGraw-Teubner has learned to let the painting--not the scene--drive her artistic choices.
By Deborah Secor
From London to Laguna Beach, pastels are making news.
Edited by Beth Williams
Let new techniques, perspectives and products be an engine for change and creative inspiration.
By Richard McKinley
Use this overview of glass types to make the right glazing choice when framing your finished pastels.
by Deborah Secor
Like his Impressionist cohort at Giverny, Alfred Sisley found ongoing inspiration in the country village he called home.
by Tamera Lenz Muente
Artist's Test Kitchen
Our product tester tries out Caan d'Ache's pastel "cubes," which can be used in concert with the manufacturer's pastel pencil line.
by Michael Chesley Johnson
At the center of the International Festival of Pastel in France is an exhibition of pastels by artists from around the world.
By Anne Hevener
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