You can get a total look with a pastel
suit, or you can have a mix of colors, adding killer heels and a belt to the blazer for a combination of strong and soft at the same time.
The group consists of about 50 members, likeminded artists who love pastels
," explains member Sallie Schott, a Jackson artist and goldsmith.
If a "baby" pastel
catches your attention on a swatch, consider choosing a variation of that shade.
If you're having trouble choosing just one shade, Flynn suggests blue: "Robin's egg blue is probably the most iconic pastel
used for interiors,'' he says.
CLEAN LIVING For a full-on pastel
party, layer up sugary shades - but make sure you adhere to a minimalist ethos at the same time, to avoid unfortunate bridesmaid territory, with too much floral and frills.
A muted pastel
rug which picks up the colour scheme without being overbearing gives subtle continuity, and the colours of the Bolshoi rug are perfect for this reason.
Currently, Cline is working on the fourth piece in a series of Entertainment Pastel
Chapters include Modern Pastels
, showing contrast with pops of stronger shades and sharpened with statement furniture, and Vintage Pastels
, which looks at the past with smoky pinks, faded greens and elegant patterns.
Accompanying the new guide is this week's blog instalments which provide homeowners with help on how to refresh the look in their home and garden with pretty pastels
and floral patterns.
SORBET BLOCK There's no need to be greedy with this season's pastel
Artist Jimmy March An atmospheric pastel
painting of the Pier Head, also painted by Jimmy March Jimmy's pastel
painting of the Albert Dock at night
POINTERS: TOP SECRETS FOR BEAUTIFUL PASTEL
PAINTINGS gathers the best of Richard McKinley's popular Pastel
Pointers blog and Pastel
artist Bill Gramley is exhibiting his works in a one-man show at the Davie Education Center of North Carolina's Davidson County Community College.
de Nata is a traditional custard pastry that originated in the monasteries of Portugal.
The art and technique of modern pastel
is taught in a text which revises an original 1987 version to include the latest details on new technical advancements, plus new demonstrations and new paintings from the artist author, who was indicted into the Pastel
society of America hall of Fame in 2006.