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The Art of Pastel Painting
     

The Art of Pastel Painting

by Alan Flattmann (Artist)
 

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.

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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.

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Library Journal

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589804074
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2007
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
1,038,694
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Alan Flattmann is a native New Orleanian who studied at the John McCrady Art School on a New Orleans Art Association scholarship. Flattmann is a recipient of the American Artist Art Masters Award for pastels and the Master Pastelist distinction by the Pastel Society of America. His works are treasured pieces of numerous public, private, and corporate art collections.

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