How To Choose What Colour Of Paper To Use

Do you think about the colour of paper you use when you begin a soft pastel painting? Felicity House shares many ideas on this very topic! Plus the 31-pastels-in-31-days Challenge begins!

Siebe Johannes ten Cate – The Quai At Le Havre

A close look at “The Quai At Le Havre” painted by Siebe Johannes ten Cate in 1901. Plus a look at the Pure Colour 6th Annual Exhibition.

Use A Viewfinder To Conquer The Overwhelm Of The Landscape

How to use a viewfinder to help you isolate what you want to paint. Plus a winning pastel painting!

Emma Colbert’s Favourite Pastel Hack!

Advisory Board member Emma Colbert shares her favourite pastel hack!

Pastel Society of America – Five Pieces From The 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Gail picks five pieces from the Pastel Society of America (PSA) 50th Anniversary exhibition. Plus a PSA Awards online booklet.

Felicity Talman – Inspired By Seaweed

Pastel Today Ambassador Felicity Talman uses the organic forms of seaweed to explore the elements of art. Plus how you can become a Pastel Today Ambassador!

Nail Down The Composition With A Few Marks

Use this pastel hack from Advisory Board member Nancie King Mertz to establish your composition before adding any pastel. Plus, the IAPS show deadline approaches!

Bill Sweeney Wins July’s Best Plein Air Pastel Award

Bill Sweeney’s painting done at the iconic Kuerner’s Farm wins the July Plein Air Pastel Award while Deborah Darr takes home the Honourable Mention.

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