Pastel Journal

February 2017 Pastel Journal

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From Pastel Journal

  • The Power of Suggestion


    The power of suggestion is a strong tool in the hands of an artist. When a painting is viewed, visual bits and pieces are processed and assembled into a recognizable image by the viewer. Often with only an indication, a viewer will be able to finish what the artist suggested and ultimately believe that there ...

Current Issue: October 2017

–Design, Color and Light: How to Bring Bold Confidence to Your Pastels

–Keep a Sketchbook to Kickstart Creativity

–To Blend or Not to Blend? Expert Advice on When and Why

–3 Ways to Cure Precious Painting Syndrome

–Need Inspiration? Take to the Woods

–PLUS: In the Orchard With Claude Monet




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Pastel Highlights

  • Your Pastel Questions Answered

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    Pastel artist Maggie Price shares expert tips and techniques for working with pastels in this Pastel Journal column. Featured topics include photographing pastel through glass, fixing moldy pastels, dry mounting, painting en plein air with pastels, inspiration and creativity, and more.


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