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Pastel Pointers by Richard McKinley, a book review


Artist Richard McKinley is a fabulous (soft-dust pastel artist.  When I came across a book he had written I knew it would be a source that had to be checked out.  What intrigued me was a note on the outside … Continue reading

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Painting Sunlight & Shadow with Pastels, a book review


For a long time I struggled with creating believable shadows and light using oil pastels (OPs), few credible resources exist for Op artists.  I wanted a source  with easy to understand explanations and demonstrations for painting sunlight and shadows.  I … Continue reading

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Mist on the Moors


For a long time I’ve been attracted to unique atmospheres that photographers and painters capture when they work with marshes, wetlands and moors.  These special places are mysterious, sometimes quiet, can be dark, at times brimming with nature’s life, and … Continue reading

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