Blue Boat 9x12 Pastel by Michael Chesley Johnson. Featured in upcoming Pastel Journal article on color palettes for the pastel painter.
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Blue Boat 9x12 Pastel by Michael Chesley Johnson. Featured in upcoming Pastel Journal article on color palettes for the pastel painter.

I’ve had the pleasure to be a writer for Pastel Journal almost since its inception, over 15 years ago.  One of the enjoyable aspects is creating demonstrations to illustrate my technical articles.  The articles usually push me in a new direction, and the illustrations are a result of that.  For an upcoming article on color palettes for the pastel painter, I experimented with a “warm/cool” palette of only six colors, plus black and white.  “Blue Boat” is the happy result of that experiment.

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