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Kelly Kane

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.

Another One for the Record Books

Pastel highlights from the 11th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo

Painting Dogs and Cats

Emma Colbert shares her best tricks and techniques.

How to Bring a Portrait to Life

Carol Peebles demonstrates her process for painting vivacious pastel portraits.

Looking for Truth

Working in series allows Daud Akhreiv to delve deeply into his subjects and uncover their hidden beauty.

From Blank Surface to Blossoming Meadow

Karen Margulis demonstrates her process for painting wildflowers and grasses in pastel.

Inspired by Nature’s Studio

Perhaps no one knows better the beauty awaiting us just outside our doors than the pastel plein air painter.

How to Add Texture to Your Pastel Painting

In this episode of Art School Live, Eric Rhoads welcomes Susan Kuznitsky with advice for adding texture to a pastel painting of flowers.

Extreme Pastel

Art, science, and beauty mingle in equal measure in Zaria Forman’s giant pastels.

What Makes a Painting Great?

An exhibition juror reveals the qualities that prompted her to give awards to certain works.
Terry Ludwig obituary

The Vibrant Legacy of Terry Ludwig

Terry Ludwig, creator of Terry Ludwig Pastels, passed away on February 20 at the age of 82, leaving behind an incredible artistic legacy and a profound impact on pastel art.

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