Eyes of the Tiger – Pastel Tutorial

About the Artist Born in 1980 and father of 2 sons, Jean-Claude Grillet bisanti is a Swiss lawyer passionated by impressionism and figurative art. His passion, strenghten by years of practice, finally led him to acquire some artistic skills. He published an artbook dedicated to his wildlife painting in 2013 http://www.blurb.com/books/4324114-wildscape-a-painterly-journey-collector-edition Jean-Claude’s Websites: http://www.swisswildlifeartist.com/ http://bisanti.deviantart.com […]

Soft Pastel Painting Step by Step

About Kari Tirrell A self-taught artist, Kari Tirrell spent her formative years drawing animals and people.  Both subjects continue to factor largely in her work today.  She paints predominantly with soft pastels and has a great love for realism.  “People often comment that my paintings look like photos, but I’m not aiming for photorealism.  I […]

Pastel Demo – Landscape with Wildflowers

About Karen Margulis I was born in Connecticut, grew up in South Florida and spent summers in the North Carolina Mountains. I currently live in Marietta Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. I graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Education. I operated a family day care for 21 years so that I […]

Pastel Portrait Painting Demonstration Step by Step

About the Artist Jean Hildebrant paints in oil and pastel mediums. Specializing in portraits and figurative works. Jean also teaches classes and workshops on how to paint the portrait and figure in oil and pastel. For portrait commissions, contact the artist. As Jean continued seeking out ways to improve her talents, she attended workshops held […]

How to Paint a Landscape in Pastel

Artist Biography – Phil Laughlin, PSA EVOLUTION OF A LANDSCAPE PAINTER Phil Laughlin was born in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Like most kids, he enjoyed drawing, but you wouldn’t have guessed from his childhood that art would become his passion. At home, the idea of a career in the arts was never […]

How to Draw Apples with Pastels Step by Step

About Jo Knoblock Castillo Jo Knoblock Castillo has always had an interest in art and working with her hands. Whether it was cooking, sewing or making gifts, she was happy to be “doing”. While living in Bolivia, she finally rediscovered her love of painting. Her interest is in landscapes and paintings that have connections to […]

How to Paint a Cat in Pastels

About Karen Hargett Karen Hargett is a Christian, Native Texan and self-taught artist with a natural desire to create. She has been involved in arts and crafts most of her life but when she began riding horses, the heart of her drawing talent revealed itself. Her love for her horse, the demands of an excellent horse […]

Pastel Painting for Beginners Step by Step

About Christine Kane Christine Kane is a pastel and watercolor artist who is inspired by the Midwest landscape and it’s seasons. To find new ideas for her paintings, she hikes in the forest preserves during all seasons. Christine began drawing at an early age. She focused her education on art and has a degree in […]