Vlog: The Art of Pastel Magazine

written by Sophie | Pastel

January 13, 2020

I just found a new magazine (well, for me it is new) on pastel painting in a local newsagent. It's called The Art of Pastel and I really like it. It's big, glossy and full of familiar heroes in the world of soft pastel. Watch this short video where I show you my discovery:

The Art of Pastel is a quarterly magazine  and is published by CapElitis Group, a French publisher that specialises in fine art publications. I found the link to the Nov-Feb edition here

The magazine is in English but not particularly aimed at the UK as recommended products are listed in Euros. The magazine cost €8, £7.95, $17.99.

Although I read less magazine than before the era of the internet, I still love magazines and have many piles of them at home.There is something about browsing a paper magazine, and a cup of tea on a Sunday morning...  This magazine look very attractive, with lots of yummy glossy photos. There are interviews, top tips from professional artists, step by step demonstrations and showcases. 

As pastel magazines are a rare thing, I thought it worth mentioning to you all. That said, I might well be the last one to find out about it and are currently making a fool out of myself. Oh well.

Did you know this magazine? What do you think of my very first short vlog? Let me know in the comments below. 

PS: I am not an affiliate of this magazine and do not get paid for this. I honestly just found the magazine the other at the shopping mall. 

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  1. Hello Sophie , Ive got that very same edition of The Art of pastel, I came across it by chance in Smiths last Autumn and have read every page several times. I found it inspiring as it shows many different ways of painting with pastel , all of them beautiful. At least once or twice a week I pick it up to read about artists, their style, and their tips and then use it to follow up on articles. Sadly I haven't managed to get another edition to date .

  2. I too found this in my local WH Smith and absolutely loved it, but I have scoured the internet in the hopes of finding some information about a second issue but nothing. I made the mistake of starting a subscription with another pastel magazine, but it is nothing in comparison to this one. I'll be so sad if they don't continue with it.

  3. I found this magazine in a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Arizona last March. Love it and would like to buy future issues. Doesn’t appear as though there is a subscription method. And unfortunately, the Barnes and Noble stores in my area are now closed because of the covid. So in search for the magazine I bumped into your vlog Sophie. I will visit you again.

    In Washington State, USA

  4. I, too, recently came across this wonderful magazine at a local news stand. I would love to have a subscription, but I can find no link to a site that includes this. I visit that particular news stand on a regular basis, so I will be on the look out for future editions. Anyone who enjoys pastel will love this beautiful magazine!


      1. Hi Sophie, I have been looking for issue 2 of The Art of Pastel. As you are featured in it I wondered if you knew if there was going to be one. I have emailed both W H Smith and River to and so far no reply. You can get a digital copy but only of issue 1.
        This is a great magazine and I’m really looking forward to no. 2.
        Hope you are keeping safe.

        1. Hi Senga, I was not featured in it and have no connection with them whatsoever. I am sorry, but I cannot see another issue except this one either. It would be such a shame if they only ever published one!

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