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Thérèse Schwartze, “Portrait of Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël,” 1899, pastel on paper, 76 x 46 cm (29 7/8 x 18 1/8 in), Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - detail
Take a look at a pastel portrait by Thérèse Schwartze, a relatively unknown and successful artist.
PleinAir Salon award
Louise Renée, winner of the June 2022 Plein Air Salon award for Best Beginner, shares her inspiration, technique, and advice. Plus we also have the winner for best Plein Air pastel - Lisa Skelly.
Michele Ashby, Mitch, pastel, 40 x 40 cm - detail
Advisory Board member Michele Ashby shares her expert tips on how to paint hair convincingly, taking you through four different portraits.
Pastel Live 2022: Eric Rhoads with three colour blocks
A review of Pastel Live 2022. Plus, call for entry from the Pastel Society of New Hampshire.
From Lyn Diefenbach's floral painting demonstration
A recap from Day 3 of the Pastel Live virtual art conference: "Three amazing days (or nights, because I have 8 hours difference in time) of PastelLive 2022," said Katerina P. "Great event to refresh and reset my mind! Time when I felt far from war. With gratitude and love from Ukraine to all masters and all who organized this...
From Vera Kavura's floral still life painting demonstration
Many of us are still swimming in the new information we've taken in from Day 2 of Pastel Live! Today's sessions included a realistic ...
From Rita Kirkman's animal painting demonstration
We officially kicked off "Day 1" of Pastel Live yesterday with inspiration and words of wisdom from ...
From William Schneider's portrait painting demonstration
Enjoy a recap of the beginner's day of Pastel Live, an unforgettable event for artists of all levels of painting with pastels.
Get The Most Out Of Pastel Live - gold dust falling on a woman's face. Photo by Christopher Campbell from Unsplash
Looking at ways to make sure you get the most from Pastel Live. Plus, meet Cherie Dawn Haas - Takeover artist!
Pastel Live 2022 - Detail of Richard Wilson Tranquil
Pastel Live 2022 faculty members Richard Wilson and William A. Schneider share their work and stories.

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