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Barbara Berry, "New Year's Nap," pastel, 11 x 14 in. October 2022 Best Animals and Birds Award

Barbara Berry Wins Best Animal Award!

Winner Barbara Berry tells us about her inspiration for this piece and has advice for those entering the PleinAir Salon competitions. Plus, Make sure to VOTE!
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PleinAir Podcast – The Pastel Artist Interviews

Three pastel artists are guests on the PleinAir Podcast. Eric Rhoads interviews Albert Handell, Kim Casebeer, and Liz Haywood-Sullivan. Plus Boldbrush winner Robin Thornhill.
George Tsakiris, The Little Wooden Horse, pastel, 18 x 22 in. October 2022 Best Drawing. Detail. Feature

George Tsakiris And The Inspiration For His Winning Painting

PleinAir Salon winner George Tsakiris explains his process for setting up still life for painting. Plus PAC winner Susan Typert.
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Five Top Stories From 2022

Editor Gail Sibley shares five top stories from 2022. Plus call for entry from the Pastel Society of Colorado.
Emma Colbert, Cow demo, mostly Unison Colour pastels on Pastelmat, 16 x 16 in - detail. progress 1

Using Fixative? Emma Colbert Shares Her Opinion

Advisory board member Emma Colbert shares her thoughts on using fixative. Plus Susan Story wins the top prize at PSEC.
Christine Debrosky, "Monsoon Night," pastel, 20 x 16 in. October 2022 Best Nocturne -FEATURE

Best Nocturne Painting Winner Christine Debrosky

Christine Debrosky wins the Best Nocturne award in October’s PleinAir Salon. Plus, Aaron Schuerr’s nocturne takes an Honourable Mention.
Aaron Schuerr, Keyhole Panorama, pastel, 12 x 24 in. October 2022 Best Plein Air Pastel -Feature

Aaron Schuerr’s “Keyhole Panorama” Takes Best Plein Air Pastel Award

“Keyhole Panorama” by Aaron Schuerr won the Best Plein Air Pastel in the PleinAir Salon’s October competition. Plus the Best in Show winner at the Southeastern Pastel Society show.
Nancie simultaneously misting with spray fixative and brushing -feature image

Spray Fixative – How Nancie King Mertz Uses It

Nancie King Mertz shares when she uses spray fixative and a bit of her creative process. Plus, Tim Reilly’s PleinAir Salon Honourable Mention.
Monkey Day-Rita Kirkman, "B is for Baboon," pastel, 8 x 8 in - detail

Monkey Day…With Rita Kirkman!

In celebration of Monkey Day, Rita Kirkman’s monkeys make an appearance. Plus Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Monkey.
PSWC winner - Stan Bloomfield, "Late Afternoon," pastel, no size. Honourable Mention at Signature level

Four Winners From The PSWC Members Show

Four winning paintings from the PSWC. Plus Botticelli is in Minneapolis!

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