The Art of Pastel Painting

Overview

Distinguished artist and teacher Alan Flattmann provides invaluable information about theory and technique as well as making crayons, designing proper studio lighting, and much more. Both amateur and professional artists will find this book informative and useful.Highlighted techniques include the painterly blended and the Impressionistic broken-color approaches. There are also illustrated discussions of concept and technique, mood and technique, mixed media, form and space, aerial perspective, modeling, and the ...

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Overview

Distinguished artist and teacher Alan Flattmann provides invaluable information about theory and technique as well as making crayons, designing proper studio lighting, and much more. Both amateur and professional artists will find this book informative and useful.Highlighted techniques include the painterly blended and the Impressionistic broken-color approaches. There are also illustrated discussions of concept and technique, mood and technique, mixed media, form and space, aerial perspective, modeling, and the importance of simplicity.

This comprehensive guide ranges from materials and setup to lighting, framing, and mold prevention.

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As an art medium, pastels first became popular in 18th-century France. The traditional light tints, delicate touch, and powdery effects have given way to a bold renaissance in pastel styles. Flattmann, a pastel artist for more than 40 years, was inducted into the Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame in 2006. This volume has been considered a standard work in this field since its first publication in 1980. The new edition expands on the techniques of using lighting, palette, pigments, and grounds and on methods of preservation. Highly recommended for those looking for the guidance of a master artist; others seeking a more standard, less personal approach should consider Hazel Harrison's comprehensive Pastel School: A Practical Guide to Painting and Drawing with Pastels.


—Daniel Lombardo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589804074
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 819,527
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Flattmann has an international reputation and his own line of pastel colors, CITYSCAPES, manufactured by Great American Artworks. Flattmann has received numerous major awards and honors, including his 2006 induction into the
Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame (the most important honor a pastel artist can receive). In 2001, he won first place for landscape in the Inaugural Pastel Artist International Magazine Awards for World Wide Excellence. R ecognized as one of America's most outstanding and gifted artists, Flattmann has also received the 1996 American Artist Art Masters Award for pastels. September 28, 2002, was the first official Alan Flattmann Day in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This honor, awarded by the mayor of New Orleans, was given in recognition of Flattmann's decades of success painting the historic New Orleans French Quarter. His work has been featured in Alan Flattmann's French Quarter Impressions ,
written by John R. Kemp and produced by Pelican.

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