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Nancie King Mertz – Her Favourite Stick of Pastel

Nancie King Mertz shares what her favourite pastel stick is and why. She also gives us a behind-the-scenes look at choosing colours for sets.
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How To Build Your Pastel Collection

You have some pastels but now you want to build your pastel collection. What’s the best way to do this? What are things to consider?
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Brenda Boylan On The FUNdamentals

Editor Gail Sibley interviews Brenda Boylan to find out the behind-the-scenes story of making FUNdamentals, an online workshop about pastels.
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Albert Handell – His Favourite Pastel Stick

Pastel artist Albert Handell shares the pastel stick he can’t do without and why.
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Pastel Dust – 9 Practical Ways To Deal With It

Keep things clean and healthy with these nine practical ways to deal with pastel dust.
Lisa Skelly 2022 Plein Air Salon Winner

Lisa Skelly Wins Best Plein Air Pastel Award

Lisa Skelly, the April 2022 Plein Air Salon winner, shares her inspiration and advice plus some news about a Degas painting.

Artist Paula Rego Dies at 87

Paula Rego, the great British Portuguese artist has died at 87. Gail Sibley takes a brief look at her life and use of pastel.
Aaron Schuerr, "Afternoon Glare," pastel, 10 x 18 in. In situ.

Painting The Ocean From Life With Aaron Schuerr

Painting the ocean takes some doing and Aaron Schuerr shares his tips after winning Best Pastel in the 11th Annual Plein Air Salon.

The IAPS Convention Is Coming!

The story of IAPS and why we pastellists love it
Gail Sibley in her studio. Photo credit: AlySibleyPhotography.com

About Pastel Today and Gail Sibley

About Pastel Today In Pastel Today, editor Gail Sibley hopes to inspire you with stories and tips, with insights and up-to-date info from societies, galleries, manufacturers, retailers, and the world at large, all focused on...

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