What’s in your pastel collection?


pastels in my studio, Jeffrey Smith

Start talking shop with anyone who works with pastels, and you’ll very quickly get to one of the most popular questions,  “What brand of pastels do you use?” My answer? I work with a HUGE variety of soft and hard pastel brands. My collection began with a set of Rembrandts that I inherited from my …
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Landscape painting with pastels | Riverside Pastel


Riverside, pastel on paper, 18x24", Jeffrey Smith

I flip through a lot of art magazines. I look at magazines geared towards collectors and magazines geared towards other artists.  I always find it fascinating to read about how a painter begins their work. There are the lucky few.  The idea just seems to fall out of them.  Sure–maybe they do some preparatory work that didn’t make …
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