pastel painting - Lana Ballot,
Lana Ballot, "New England Sunset"

Lana Ballot is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a master of pastel painting (especially seascapes and coastal scenes). She will be joining us at Pastel Live, an annual online art conference. The next one takes place with 25 master pastel artists September 18-20, 2024 at, with an Essential Techniques Day on September 17.

Our Realism Today Pastel Painting of the Week is “New England Sunset” by Lana Ballot.

Living on Long Island, New York, Lana draws endless inspiration from the beaches near her studio, creating stunning pieces that reflect the subtle colors of the grasses and the translucency of the water.

Beyond her artistic achievements, Lana is a respected pastel painting instructor. She offers her expertise both locally and internationally, teaching pastel workshops across the USA and beyond. Her approach not only focuses on the beauty of the subject but also emphasizes the importance of design and abstract qualities in her scenes​​.

Join us at Pastel Live to learn from Lana Ballot and explore her unique perspective on pastel painting. Whether capturing the intricate patterns of light and dark or the contrasts in color temperature, Lana’s workshops are an opportunity to deepen your understanding and enhance your skills in pastel art.

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