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.
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?
Editor Gail Sibley interviews Brenda Boylan to find out the behind-the-scenes story of making FUNdamentals, an online workshop about pastels.
Pastel artist Albert Handell shares the pastel stick he can’t do without and why.
Keep things clean and healthy with these nine practical ways to deal with pastel dust.
Lisa Skelly, the April 2022 Plein Air Salon winner, shares her inspiration and advice plus some news about a Degas painting.
Paula Rego, the great British Portuguese artist has died at 87. Gail Sibley takes a brief look at her life and use of pastel.
Painting the ocean takes some doing and Aaron Schuerr shares his tips after winning Best Pastel in the 11th Annual Plein Air Salon.
The story of IAPS and why we pastellists love it
Gail Sibley examines why we're addicted to our soft pastels and explains her wish to promote the medium to the art world.