A Simple Palette
Weather Report: A Painter's Guide
Georgia O'Keeffe's Pastels
Cloud Painting Tips From Albert Handell
Features Weather Report
By Anne Hevener
See how four artists' portrayals of various climatic effects—from fog and rain to ominous thunderheads—inject an exhilarating mood into their landscapes.
Eye on the Sky
By Albert Handell
Much of the dramatic action in a landscape occurs in the sky. Here, a master pastelist outlines some key considerations for handling composition, color and cloud control.
Home at Sea
By Sarah A. Strickley
German artist Astrid Volquardsen's attachment to a familiar stretch of coast plays out in seascapes and waterscapes that possess a strong sense of mood and place.
By Deborah Secor
Pears, plums and other ordinary still life subjects take on a larger-than-life quality in the dazzlingly detailed pastels of Sangita Phadke.
By Richard Halstead with Laura Allen-Simpson
Believing that most artistic rules should be treated more as "guidelines" than law, a leading portrait artist lists some of the common rules of pastel that are open for bending.
Sunlight and Shadow
By Maggie Price with Liz Haywood-Sullivan
Attention to the details of sunlight and shade, such as the appearance of sunspots within a cast shadow, can add a critical touch of realism and beauty to a painting.
Edited by Jessica Canterbury
A pastel society's silver anniversary, and dancing with Titian.
By Richard McKinley
Counterpoint: Find out what it is and how it can add life and energy to your painting.
By Tamera Lenz Muente
Though her work was primarily in oils, Georgia O'Keeffe turned to a variety of media, including pastels, to express her creative vision.
The Society Page
By Ken Gofton
The Pastel Society UK hosts a majestic exhibition in London.