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Beautiful Original Oil Pastel Drawing Painting by Nationally Acclaimed Listed Artist John Elliot - Red Tag Sale Item
Beautiful Original Oil Pastel Drawing Painting by Nationally Acclaimed Listed Artist John Elliot
Sized at a substantial 19.5 x 25.5 inches This is a stunning original oil pastel painting on pastel paper by a noted artist!
John Elliot has long been convinced that artists should no longer use toxic, life threatening materials to pursue their creativity. He has been a pioneer in the use of professional quality oil pastels – dust free so the medium does not promote respiratory problems – and water soluble oils – which eliminate the need for toxic petroleum distillate solvents and mediums. Since the late 1950’s, John has been instrumental in demonstrating that fine quality oil pastels can create as vibrant and subtle pastel paintings as the traditional dusting dry, or soft pastels. He was an early artist consultant for manufacturer of the new water soluble oils starting with their invention in the late 1980’s, early 1990’s. His special gifts as an artist and teacher, make a unique Master Artist.
An accomplished author, John wrote the first article ever on how to use oil pastels for American Artist Magazine in 1983. He was represented as an oil pastelist in Watson-Guptill’s popular book, Painting With the Pro’s”. He wrote three workshop manuals for HK Holbein: Introduction to Oil Pastels, Oil Pastels and the Portrait, and Oil Pastels and the Landscape. He is the featured artist for numerous Quarto books, including Encyclopedia of Pastels, Painting Heads, Faces, and Hands, Painting Textures, He has written articles for Art News and is featured as an artist in numerous art publications and books. A contributing editor for The Artist’s Magazine, he has written on oil pastel techniques, oil painting techniques, as well as general art how-to topics. He wrote a column on Oil Pastels for The Pastel Journal. His book Oil Pastel for the Serious Beginner was published November 2002 by Watson-Guptill and republished in 2014 by Echo Point Books.
Among his commissions are works for Ronald Reagan, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Katherine Hepburn, and other notables. He has work in the Metropolitan Museum, Smithsonian/National Collection of Fine Arts, Fogg Museum, Detroit Museum, and Kentucky Highlands Museum. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in the World , and others.