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Ohhhh it’s been awhile since I wrote a pastel painting roundup. They do take me a long time to create – compiling images, making choices, finding something interesting and intelligent to say, writing the piece for each pastel, editing, and final tweaking.  My choices for this pastel painting roundup (and all roundups) are personal as […]

The post Last Pastel Painting Roundup For 2018! appeared first on How to Pastel.

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When I first saw the Wave series, I was blown away! (You can read what I had to say in one of my round-ups.) Who was the artist I wondered? Turns out it’s Jessica Masters. This year, I met Jessica at the ICAN Conference and was delighted by her warm personality, her work, and her generous […]

The post Jessica Masters – High Impact With The Delicacy Of Pastels appeared first on How to Pastel.

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I’ve just finished the HowToPastel’s 31-pastels-in-31-days Challenge. This year I decided to use only my Unison Colour 36-set of pastels. In the end, I created 29 pieces with this set. Only two pieces weren’t: the first day’s pastel which I did prior to making this decision to use the Unison Colour 36-set; and one created […]

The post Using The Unison Colour 36-Set Of Pastels – My Experience appeared first on How to Pastel.

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Ohhhhhhh I am sooooooo excited. I have a very special (yes, very!) guest for you. This is an artist I have admired for years. I know many of you feel the same way about this pastel (and oil) artist. It is my privilege to welcome Richard McKinley to the HowToPastel blog.  I am thrilled he said […]

The post Richard McKinley – The Journey Never Ends appeared first on How to Pastel.

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I’m deep into painting for the 31-pastels-in-31-days Challenge. My first painting was a small vase filled with aging flowers. I painted it. I liked the subject and the tall format and wondered what it would be like to explore a single subject in more paintings. Suddenly I was flooded with other ideas for painting this […]

The post Why Explore A Single Subject? Here Are Some Thoughts appeared first on How to Pastel.

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Robin S. Nyikos first came to my attention when I saw her piece “ Veni Creator Spiritus,” which I featured in one of my round-ups (click here to read what I wrote ). Recently, she was the juror of the Pastel Artists Canada (PAC) exhibition in Aurora, Ontario, Canada, and it occurred to me that […]

The post Robin S. Nyikos – Her World In Figure Pastels appeared first on How to Pastel.

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