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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. 

About the author

Sophie is an artist, art historian, tutor, author and blogger. She writes on oil and pastel painting, art history and the life of an artist. She paints portraits and still life and specialises in painting drapery and lace.

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  1. 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.

    Carol
    In Washington State, USA

  2. 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!

    Mike

      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.
        Senga

        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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