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Emma Colbert favourite pastel hack
Advisory Board member Emma Colbert shares her favourite pastel hack!
Gail picks five pieces from the Pastel Society of America (PSA) 50th Anniversary exhibition. Plus a PSA Awards online booklet.
Felicity Talman, Gemma Maris, pastel
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 - painting on location
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!
PleinAir Salon Best Plein Air Pastel award medallion
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.
Rosalba Giovanna Carriera, A Personification of Winter, c.1726, pastel on blue paper, 61.6 x 49.5 cm, Royal Collection Trust, UK-detail Feature
Among the many pastel paintings housed in the Royal Collection Trust are four paintings by Rosalba that personify the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Plus a surprising “Yellow” painting in the Collection.
Casey Klahn shares two unusual techniques he uses in his pastel paintings. Plus William A. Schneider comes away with the Lora Block award.
Jill Stefani Wagner shares her experience of being in front of the camera for her new video. Plus Dakota Arts third quarter competition deadline approaches.
Eighteenth-century pastels: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Head of a Young Woman, 1779, pastel on paper mounted on canvas, 54.6 x 44.5 cm (21 1:2 x 17 1:2 in), The J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Detail for Feature image
An exhibition of Eighteenth Century Pastels opens at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Featuring works for their collection plus four loans, this show will explore the popularity of pastels at the time. Plus, A Millet pastel from the Getty celebrates the dignity of work (on Labour Day).
Clarence Porter, Untitled Colour Study 1
Clarence Porter shares his pastel hack for creating easy colour studies. Plus be inspired by PSSC’s online exhibition.

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