Pastel Journal

February 2017 Pastel Journal

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Current Issue: June 2017

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–Paint Portraits That Pack an Emotional Punch

–Beyond a Barn Painting: Take a Fresh Look at Rural Scenery

–Building Blocks for Landscape

–13 Tips for Painting Loose

–PLUS: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

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