The October 2011 issue of The Pastel Journal features the backstories and stunning work of figural artists Ann Marshall, Devdatta Padekar and Emil Robinson. View additional pastels by them in this Pastel Journal online-exclusive gallery.Ann MarshallNew York, N.Y. PadekarMumbai, Indiawww.
Nine years ago, Mark Norseth moved his family to Hawaii and discovered the perfect place to record the power, movement, and coloration of the sea in pastel paintings.by Tamara MoanIt’s easy to spot Mark Norseth around the town of Kailua, perhaps down by the boat landing on the beach or under a tree at the edge of the marsh.
Sunlit Birch by Frank Serrano, oil on canvas, 12 x 12.Frank Serrano: Weekend With the Masters InstructorContemporary landscape artist and plein air painter Frank M. After his success in the commercial field, in the early 1990s Serrano decided to pursue his passion for traditional oil painting and has since developed a strong following of admirers, both nationally and internationally.
This interview with watercolor artist Gregory Halili, conducted by Sarah A. Strickley, first appeared in the December 2007 issue of Watercolor Artist.In the artistic tradition, horror vacui (pronounced vack’wee) is the compulsion to make marks in any and all available space, filling the entire surface with shapes, lines, figures and ornamental details.
Kids are cute, right? Their round little cheeks, bright eyes, and spunky behavior is enough to make us say, “a and sometimes, inspire us to capture their spontaneous moments in art. Creating a realistic portrait drawing of a child takes extra care, though, as Carrie Stuart Parks is here to remind you.
Terri Ford attended the Academy of Arts College in San Francisco from 1973 to 1975. She’s been working in pastels since she discovered the medium in 1987. A segue into graphic design ended 10 years ago, allowing her to pursue the life of a professional, full-time artist. Recognized internationally, she’s been awarded titles and memberships by pastel societies and has accumulated numerous awards in juried competitions around the world.