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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.

Anatomy of an Award-Winning Painting

Janet Kohler shares the secrets behind her painting that won Best Plein Air Pastel in the November PleinAir Salon art competition.

Below the Surface

Lisa Skelly shares the secrets behind her prizewinning seascape.

How to Capture a Good First Impression

French artist Sophie Amauger starts her landscape painting process on site before she ever picks up a stick of pastel.

The Power of Light in Wintertime

Aaron Schuerr explores the beauty of a snowy landscape.

How to Sell More Art in 2024

Eric Rhoads shares his top tips for selling more art this year.

The Story of a Prizewinner

TaiMeng Lim shares the inspiration and techniques behind his award-winning painting.

From Plein Air to Studio: Maintaining a Color Palette

Tobi Clement shares a handy tip for keeping your colors organized.
Sally Strand, "Poolside, White Hat," pastel

What Pastel Stick Can You Not Do Without?

Sally Strand's answer might surprise you.

A Memorial Art Exhibition Fundraiser

Donations will fund a Margi Lucena Award to the Pastel Society of New Mexico, Plein Air New Mexico Art Event, and more.
Tony Allain, "Snow at the Balloch," pastel on sanded paper, 19 1/2 x 25 1/2 in

Top Three Pastel Stories of 2023

Of all the stories published on Pastel Today, three stood out as your favorites from the past year.

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