Features You Can Take It With You By Maggie Price
If you dream of taking your pastels on the road but find the thought of packing worrisome, this guide offers tried-and-true tips for stashing the essentials.
By Anne Hevener
From a crashing waterfall to a bubbling brook, this "waves and water" showcase inspires with 10 paintings by five artists who are making a splash with pastel.
By Meredith E. Lewis
The unique on-the-road visions of L.A. artist Sharon Allicotti seize viewers' attention with riveting design and the suggestion of a story.
By Sarah A. Strickley
Bustling sidewalks and city storefronts provide new subjects and direction for artist Jaye Schlesinger, whose compositions delight with a complex interplay of elements.
The Persistence of Nature
By Deborah Secor
A lifetime of travel has provided the inspiration for artist Marion Hylton's realistic portrayals of desert vistas, verdant marshes, dazzling gardens and more.
Falling Waters: A Demo
By Albert Handell
See how a pastel painting of a flowing mountain stream unfolds, beginning with an energetic drawing and a watercolor underpainting that supports the sense of motion.
Edited by Jessica Canterbury
New must-have materials, the winner of our "risk-worth-taking" challenge, and more.
By Deborah Secor
If you're a relative newcomer to pastel, this pastel primer offers practical guidance—so you can be prepped and happily painting right away.
By Margot Schulzke
Who better to turn to than the extraordinary Leonardo da Vinci to enhance the powers of our own creative genius?
State of the Art
By D. LaRue Mahlke
A big state like Texas offers abundant painting spots and a wide variety of artsy fun for the visiting painter.