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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.
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.

Ultimate Pastel Playlist

Stay inspired this season with these exclusive interviews with four top pastel painters.

When to Make a Plan, and When to Go With the Flow

Margaret Larlham shares her tips.

Gifts for Pastel Artists: Your 2023 Holiday Shopping Guide

Find a gift for the pastel artist in your life – and if you’re anything like us, a few of these might make it into your cart as gifts for yourself, too!

Channeling the Plein Air Experience

Follow along as Kim Lordier draws on memories of painting on location to create a compelling landscape in the studio.

Award-Winning Pastel

Shavon Peacock won Best Plein Air Pastel in the August PleinAir Salon, as judged by master pastel artist Albert Handell, for Maymont Italian Garden (pastel, 12 x 16 in.).

How Artists See Each Other

Six pastel painters share their portraits of fellow artists.

Following in the Footsteps of the Impressionists

This Maryland artist finds that the color sense and paint application that define Impressionism perfectly suit her approach to working with pastels.

Don’t Be Afraid to Question Reality

Gwenneth Barth-White shares her journey to discover the meaning "that must reside in the miraculous structure of matter that is the human face."

How to Make a Living with Your Art

Jill Stefani Wagner shares 11 tips that will put you on the path to success.

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