"Girault is an exceptionally versatile pastel that forms the foundation of my palette"
“Girault is an exceptionally versatile pastel and an intrinsic part of my process. By Adding the new selection “Plein Air Addition” to the existing “Neutrals and Friends” selection the foundation of my plein air pastel Palette is now complete.” Richard McKinley, PSA, HPL. President of the International Association of the Pastel Societies (IAPS)
PLEIN AIR ADDITION by RICHARD McKinley
Richard McKinley has been a professional artist and teacher since
1975. He shares his wealth of information with the pastel community
through frequent columns and a weekly blog for the Pastel Journal
Magazine. The best of these were amassed into the book:
"Pastel Pointers - Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings"
"My goal as an artist is to capture a piece of the spontaneous dance
of light across the palette of nature. I hope the final painting is like
a glance when we see something that makes us take a pause and
its impression lingers in our memory."
2010 Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame
2012 Pastel Society of the West Coast Pastel Laureate Honoree
2015 Girault Prize of Excellence for his contribution to the Pastel World 2016-President of The International Association of the Pastel Societies (IAPS)
Girault Prize of Excellence to Richard McKinley for his contribution to the Pastel World
"Plein Air" with Richard McKinley
"Is like going to a Live Concert where all the notes are played in perfect harmony , and Girault the instrument! In Richard's workshops one will learn the basics of pastel painting, underpainting techniques utilizing various media, and so much more; but most of all, one will feel safe to artistically explore and become the artist intented to be. I cannot wait for an encore to listen to the music and watch Richard's magic of this passionate genius and great communicator."
Thank you Richard for your generosity in sharing your talent with the Pastel World"