How to Fix a Failed Painting


In this Art School Live interview and demonstration, Eric Rhoads welcomes Jill Stefani Wagner. She walks us through her process of taking a pastel painting that didn’t work out originally but still has potential, and turning it into a work to be proud of.

Watch as she shows us:

  • A great tip for keeping the intention of your painting front and center in your mind
  • How to draw the viewer into your painting with your focal point
  • And much more

Jill Stefani Wagner’s 5-step pastel painting process is just what you need to help you lessen your anxiety when starting a new painting, create higher quality work, and reduce your “throw-aways!”

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PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.


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