A Guide to Surface Treatments
Bright Ideas: Add Collage
By Margot Schulzke
Inspired by the scenery in his own backyard, Iowa artist Tom Christopher approaches the landscape with his attention fixed on values, more than color or even subject matter, in order to achieve his creative vision.
By Christine Proskow
Figure artist Devdatta Padekar has channeled the abundant inspiration he found at a dance center in Florence, Italy, into lush, lyrical pastels.
By Meredith E. Lewis
For Emil Robinson, capturing the splendor of the human figure is an almost mystical practice. By discerning the extraordinary in the subject, he produces an expressive response.
All the Real Girls
By Sarah A. Strickley
Using a mixed-media approach that combines pastel with collage, Ann Marshall creates distinctive portraits that are visually arresting portrayals of feminine beauty.
Special Report: Goody Bag
By Jessica Canterbury
Check out our showcase of the new pastel products introduced at the recent International Association of Pastel Societies convention.
What Lies Beneath: Discovering Grounds & Underpaintings
By Robert K. Carsten
Inspire new discoveries with these ideas for unique homemade grounds and exciting approaches to underpaintings. This step-by-step guide provides all the details.
With Anne Hevener and Hannah Baker
IAPS convention highlights, plus Degas' dancers and Monet's garden.
By Deborah Secor
Get organized! Use these tips for efficient record keeping.
The Creative Life
By Enid Wood
An artist muses on the overlapping lessons of a life in music and art.
The Society Page
By Anne Hevener
A two-in-one exhibition of pastels makes a splash in Albuquerque.