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Culture + Creativity Fix | Art Online Inspiration

Check out these online destinations to keep creativity flowing from your couch while also supporting artists worldwide.For all of us struggling with cabin fever right now there is more than enough to do online to stay entertained. But if you are also looking for virtual ways to add to your art knowledge, connect with other creatives, and support artists who have been impacted by arts venue closures due to COVID-19, this guide is for you!
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Drawing

Do You Say Pastel Drawing or Pastel Painting?

Stirring Up the Confusing ControversyMany pastelists consider their pieces to be paintings. Many others think of the medium in terms of drawing. To further complicate the issue, I’ve heard dozens of artists speak about the medium both in painting terms as well as drawing ones — sometimes within the span of the same breath!
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Techniques and Tips

5 Tips From Top Artists

Top Artists Share Painting TipsIn this painting, Gambrel Barn, artist Camille Przewodek’s coloristleanings are clear in the broad swaths of pigment she uses tocreate form. The overall effect is subtle and atmospheric.If I have a single regret about attending a workshop weekend or painting event it is that I can’t be everywhere at once.
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Drawing

Art Brushes 101

Brush Tips for Every ArtistWant to stay on a sure stroke with a little brush savvy? Here are tips on the art brushes you are most likely to use, plus how to customize your own and what brush to use and when.Don’t Stop at OneUse two or more identical brushes when painting. They’ll let you continue your work with the same types of brushstrokes.
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Drawing

Plein Air Eden

Plein Air Supplies for a Heavenly Outdoor Painting ExperienceThere’s something about the Hudson River Valley that has inspired artists for more than 100 years. Since the origins of the Hudson River School in the mid-1800s, the region has attracted artists, activists and spiritual seekers.Artist Garin Baker sees himself as a part of that great tradition.
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Drawing

Introducing the Pastel Artists to Watch 2016

We asked a handful of pastel leaders and luminaries around the globe to tell us about artists who may not be familiar to all of us (yet), but who are definitely making their marks in pastel. We celebrate 10 of them here in our “2016 Artists to Watch” showcase. For more about each artist, check out the December issue of Pastel Journal.
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