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Claude Texier is a very known pastel artist from France where she has been regarded as a “Master Pastelist” since April 2000. She was born in Morocco, where she spent her first twenty years. Since 1994 she has been focused mainly on the art of pastel. In October of 2006, she has been elected as a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and is now recognized as a PSA Master Pastelist. Her work has won numerous awards and has been published in many art magazines.
Claude is generously offering 4 interesting paintings on her website with a step by step demonstration.
Sandy Byers, PSA, is a pastel artist from USA Pacific Northwest. Sandy paint all sorts of subjects but her cats are my favorite.
You can find a several videos about Sandy’s work on her youtube channel. There are also several demo video clips and I like the most the following one:
Carole Katchen has been a professional and successful artist and author for more than 40 years. You can find her work in private and public collections, including the collection of Bill Clinton, the former president of the United States. Carole has published 17 books, which have sold over 1 million copies and she has written numerous magazine articles for Cosmopolitan, Parents and several art magazines. She is also a Contributing Editor to The Artists Magazine and a featured columnist for International Artist. Carole uses all sorts of art mediums, but most of the time she uses soft pastels. On her website you can find an article about her technique and a couple of demos.
Below are links to a some of her books available at Amazon. If you wander why I give links on the Amazon, it is because I get a 4% commission from any sales done through my Soft Pastel Store or through the provided links .
Roberta Roby Baer, is California based pastel artist who has recently become the signature member of the Pastel Society of America. The main subjects of her paintings are animals and wildlife. She makes beautiful colorful realistic pastel paintings. I have recently found Roby’s blog where she posts new paintings almost daily. What is very interesting is that many of her pastel miniatures have 10 minutes youtube demo. I’ll add a couple of her demos to my pastel video collection, but for the best experience visit Roby’s youtube channel.
Mike Mahon paints the colors and people of Texas, Northern New Mexico, and Mexico. His landscapes, portraits, and slice-of-life vignettes depict a taste for the unusual scenes, expressions, and moments. His impressionistic style adds depth and a surprising realism of light and shadow to his paintings. Mike’s paintings have earned numerous awards and recognitions. He was one of the featured artists in the 2004 edition of 100 Ways to Paint People and Figures, published by International Artist Magazine and here you can see the page with Mike’s painting and the explanation of the process he used. He is a Signature member of the the Pastel Society of America and Lone Star Pastel Society.
On his website Mike is offering a demo of a landscape painting.
Whether you are a blooming artist exploring the world of soft pastels or you are an established master pastelist, here is a great lesson, or better to say many great lessons which can open up a new way of painting, or it can enrich your style. This online lesson was given by Charlotte Herczfeld on the WetCanvas.com forum and was commented by many artists. The post thread is very long and this index will help you find your way through a lot of useful information. The lesson in that thread is based on the work and teachings of Susan Sarback. If you don’t know Susan it is enough to say that the International Artist Magazine named Susan one of the Master Painters of the world. To learn more about her teachings I recommend you read her book Capturing Radiant Light and Color in Oils and Soft Pastels.
Kari Tirrell is a self-taught artist who likes to paint animals and people. She paints predominantly with soft pastels and has a great love for realism. Kari is a member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Northwest Pastel Society. If you like her work and the painting above, take a look at the very good and descriptive dog demo.
Maggy Price shares with us a demo on painting rocky mountains The reference photo was taken high in the Sandia Mountains.
“I worked on an 18×24 Richeson Premium Pastel surface, black, on Gatorfoam. It’s one of my favorite surfaces. I love the richness of the color applied on the black, though there’s a danger of getting the whole painting too dark. In one of the later steps, you’ll see the background mountains lighten a little; that’s when I realized they were too dark to recede properly. What intrigued me about the subject was the contrast of those rocky cliff-like mountain sides against the aspen and scrub oak…” read more