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Newsletter: the Pastel Scribbler, April 2010

The Pastel Scribbler

The Pastel Guild of Europe published the April issue of the Pastel Scribbler. This is a free newsletter dedicated to a soft pastel art and is gathering European pastel artists. You can find old issues here and if you like it you can subscribe at the bottom of the PGE home page.

Newsletter: the Pastel Scribbler, March 2010

The Pastel Guild of Europe published the March issue of the Pastel Scribbler. This is a free newsletter dedicated to a soft pastel art and is gathering European pastel artists. You can find old issues here and if you like it you can subscribe at the bottom of the PGE home page.

The Value of Value Studies by Malcolm Jarvis.
Do your own Framing by Marie France Oosterhof.
Get Dusty Winner – interview with Heather Harman.
Meet the artist: President of the Pastel Society of Spain, José del Riego.

Art Horse Magazine – Pastel works

by Sabina Haas.

Art Horse is the international magazine for equine artists, collectors and horse people, published twice a year. They organized the  International Equine Art Competition and got over 1000 entries. In the drawing category there were many pastel works. The pastel artist who won first 10 places as well as the finalist are presented in the book “Ex Arte Equinus’”. Those top pastel artists are listed here: Julie Greig, Jennifer Marshall, Joni Beinborn, L.Hudson-Tolles, Frances Marino, Jill Ramsay Regan, and finally Sabina Haas from Switzerland who kindly provided this information.

Pastel Journal Free Articles

B. M. Burt "I've got an idea"

The Pastel Journal is offering free download of two old articles. The first one is about Brian Mathas Burt and the second if about M. Katherine Hurley. They are offering it due to three-artist, all-pastel show in Cincinnati. This is a show with fantastic works by Brian Mathas Burt, Kay Hurley and Jay Wilford, running now through March 12.
The  most of Brian’s work will make you laugh and you can have a good fun on his website. He has surprisingly many paintings on his website and he has an active blog.
Kathrine Hurley is a landscape pastel artist that many times uses surprising colors with a fantastic results. After earning her bachelor of fine arts, Katherine studied in Italy and France and then for five years in workshops with renowned artist Wolf Kahn. If you like Kathrine’s work check out her instructional DVD .

Jay Wilford is an artist who is primarily working in oils, but likes to do pastels as well—mostly when he wants to enjoy himself.

Newsletter: the Pastel Scribbler, Feb 2010

The Pastel Scribbler

The Pastel Guild of Europe published the February issue of the Pastel Scribbler. This is a free newsletter dedicated to a soft pastel art and is gathering European pastel artists. You can find old issues here and if you like it you can subscribe at the bottom of the PGE home page.

Pastel framing by Marie France Oosterhof
Art and conservation by Cecilia Watson
Panpastels & Obtaining Luminosity by Katherine Hansen
On portraits and life by Alicia Sotherland
Meet the Artist – Désirée Dekkers

Overcoming Creative Block


All artists, or at least majority of artists, face some kind of creative block from time to time. On the iso50 blog Michael Johansson asked 25 artists, writers, musicians and other creative professionals “What do you do to inspire your creativity when you find yourself in a rut?”. There are many interesting answers and comments and if you are starring at blank pastel paper at the moment, go ahead and read it.

The Google Books Preview

Alan Flattmann "Opening Hours at Bryant Galleries"

The Google Books is offering preview of some very fine pastel and other art books. I have found a couple that might interest pastel artists. You can have a preview and then decide if you would like to have it. The first 20 to 40 pages are offered for the following pastel books:

The Art of Pastel Painting by Alan Flattmann
French Quarter Impressions by Alan Flattmann
Pastel Workbook: A Complete Course in 10 Lessons By Jackie Simmonds
The best of pastel 2 By Kristina Feliciano
On Location: Plein Air Painting In Pastel By Richard McDaniel

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