Explore ink drawing artists of note and what makes their work so unique and exceptional. Delve into pen and ink art to understand the medium’s possibilities.
Here are 10 dos and don’ts of pastel art. To start: rethink everything you do with respect to painting with pastel and mixed media.
Giovanni Boldini’s sketchy style is half free gesture and half unrestrained abstract painting. A reminder that painting with freedom and looseness is key!
Look to the gorgeous colors and amorphous shapes that fill the pastel painting art of Odilon Redon. His art is a key example of the freedom of pastel.
Pastel Painting: Soft pastels on sanded paper, 40×30 cm (16x12in)
Plein air artists John Hulsey and Ann Trusty love their dogs. Here’s how their canine companions enhance their art-making process.
Stirring Up the Confusing Controversy Many pastelists consider their pieces to be paintings. Many others think of the medium in terms of drawing. To further complicate the issue, I’ve heard dozens of artists speak about the medium both in painting terms as well as drawing ones — sometimes within the span of the same breath!…
Pastel Painting: This 11×14 inch oil pastel was created by layering a limited palette of pastels to mix colors on the surface.
Painting from a photo isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Artists should know a few best practices to follow and not-so-great practices to avoid.
Why Master Artists Chose Pastel I love art history. Love it with a passion. But I’m also woke to its shortcomings, most notably that the art history I was exposed to is but one art history among many. The art history of pastel drawings certainly fits the bill as a history that has been sidelined…
Animals & Wildlife Pastel on sandpaper portrait of a blue/cream cat
Pastel Painting Commissioned work