My painting made a Gail Sibley’s “November’s Terrific Pastels!”

Lana Ballot, “Snow in Cedar Beach Dunes,”
Lana Ballot, “Snow in Cedar Beach Dunes,” pastel on UArt paper, 8 x 10 in

Yesterday morning I had a wonderful surprise in my email. I’m subscribed to Gail Sibley’s blog and get updates about her new posts. Gail puts together a selection of 10 pastel works that really impressed her every month, and as I scrolled down her November’s selection – I saw my “Snow in Cedar Beach Dunes”! How exciting is that – to make Gail’s “November’s Terrific Pastels!” If you know her blog, you’ll understand why I’m so thrilled! If you’ve never visited it, I strongly recommend to do it – you’ll find a lot of useful information, advice, videos with demos, everything pastel.. She is a fantastic artist and a writer – just read her commentaries to each painting she selected, you’ll see what a sensitive critic she is and why her opinion matters. Gail also publishes interviews with other pastel artists, which is another treat – I love getting a glimpse into other artists’ creative process!
Thank you so much, Gail Sibley! 🙂

2 thoughts on “My painting made a Gail Sibley’s “November’s Terrific Pastels!”

  • December 15, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Lana, thanks so much for sharing my blog post with your work featured and saying such lovely things. I look at your pastel here and I think once again, How inviting it is – it just lights up the page!
    Happy holidays!!

    • December 17, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      My pleasure, Gail! It’s the least I can do 🙂 Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge about this wonderful medium!
      Have a great Holiday Season!


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