Friday, February 25, 2011

Visit European Pastelists Online


Artist Philippe Benoit, who blogs at My French Easel, has revealed his pastel set-up.  I enjoy his viewpoint, and I hope you'll discover him via this post.  Philippe lives in the UK.

Pastel artist Astrid Volquardsen has been interviewed in the Pastel Scribbler.  She reveals how she got her start as a pastel artist.  Note her new blog address.  Asti lives in Germany.



Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Vincent van Gogh and Pastels

From 2007.

Self Portrait with Cap
Black Chalk
van Gogh

"Pastel is a process which I should like to know. I shall certainly try it someday. If one can paint a head, one ought to be able to learn it in a few hours," van Gogh.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Deer Sketch

Deer Heaven
5" x 7"
Casey Klahn

Yesterday I was winding down my studio session, and I painted this quick impression of a North American Whitetail buck.  I see way more of these than I do people at my studio in the country.  This is one of my rare wildlife paintings - maybe I'll do a few more this year.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Molly Ban

I am trying to get some culture in my life/blog.  Every Saturday.

Do You Read The Colorist?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011