“Artists are initially drawn to pastels for their brilliant color. It is not long before you realize that the real stars of the pastel palette are the modifying neutrals that allow you push and pull a more brilliant color into behaving. These neutrals were chosen for their ability to work with other colors, and not necessarily stand out on their own. These are the colors you need to orchestrate a painting to a successful finish!”
“Girault Pastels are absolutely necessary for a pastelist’s palette. Whether you use them on their tips for drawing, or along their sides for broad painterly strokes, they are a willing partner. In every stage of painting, they allow the artist utmost control of texture, detail, and markmaking. Girault also play well with other pastels, and even on top of several layers of softer pastel they leave their mark. Their color range is extensive from brights to the most lovely shades of neutrals. Girault Pastels are an important part of every painting I produce, and I highly recommend them.”
Liz is a landscape artist dedicated to painting in the pastel medium. Her award-winning paintings are exhibited and collected around the world. In 1996, she left the design world to follow her passion for fine art and since then has worked as a dedicated professional artist, art educator, and arts advocate.
From 2013 to 2017, Liz was President of the International Association of Pastel Societies, where she managed 3 international conventions and 12 international exhibitions. She is on the Board of Advisors for The Pastel Journal. She has earned Master Pastelist status with the Pastel Society of America and has her Master Circle designation with IAPS. Her paintings have appeared in art magazines around the world, and she appears in 12 Artist Network videos, and in numerous books, including authoring the popular instructional book Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel (Northlight Books, 2013.)www.lizhaywoodsullivan.com