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Five places to go to get copyright-free photos to paint from. Plus September PleinAir Salon winner.
To make it easier for her to paint en plein air, artist Barbara Archer made some changes to the Dakota Arts pochade box. Here’s how she did it. Plus the winner of the September Pastel Outstanding Award in the Boldbrush Contest.
Kim Lordier shares step-by-step instructions to create pastel sticks from all your leftover bits and pieces.
How to use a viewfinder to help you isolate what you want to paint. Plus a winning pastel painting!
Clarence Porter shares his pastel hack for creating easy colour studies. Plus be inspired by PSSC’s online exhibition.
A curated blog of resources to start you off with this alternative pastel medium plus meet Pastel Live faculty member Lynn Howarth
Artist Richard McKinley shares tips on how we can develop our creative expression. Plus, meet Pastel Live faculty Michael Chesley-Johnson.
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?
Keep things clean and healthy with these nine practical ways to deal with pastel dust.

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