During our recent 31-pastels-in-31-days Challenge, Nicolette van Dam charmed us all with her paintings based on the alphabet and the Alice in Wonderland books.
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Guest Andrew McDermott shares tips for spontaneity, textures, and maintaining a loose painterly style, all while having fun with your artwork.
I’m a huge fan of the pastel paintings by Bill Cone! Truth be told, I was slightly anxious about reaching out to ask him if he would consider contributing a guest post to HowToPastel. But
Christine Debrosky shares her thoughts on how her plein air work influences and informs her studio work, and vice versa.
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When a pastel painting takes my breath away, I want to share it! Let’s look at the details of this portrait by English artist John Russell
Preparing for the HowToPastel 31-Pastels-in-31-Days Annual Challenge: Your ultimate guide to success through the month of October. Join us!!
Dive into the fun of seeing my self-portrait come to life with unconventional colours. Restriction can be so beneficial!
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