Flowers in Pastel

Overview

Margaret Evans shows how to blend and work with pastels, using their soft velvety tones and subtle changes of colour to reflect the beauty of flowers in the landscape, in gardens and in still life studies. Both drawing and painting techniques can be applied, creating stunning effects with light, shade, varied textures and detail.

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Overview

Margaret Evans shows how to blend and work with pastels, using their soft velvety tones and subtle changes of colour to reflect the beauty of flowers in the landscape, in gardens and in still life studies. Both drawing and painting techniques can be applied, creating stunning effects with light, shade, varied textures and detail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780855328511
  • Publisher: Search Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: Step-by-Step Leisure Arts
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Evans is a well-known artist and practical art teacher who specialises in figure work and portraiture, as well as pastel painting. She has exhibited her work with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Pastel Society and the United Society of Artists and now runs extremely successful painting courses from her studio in Scotland, as well as working on commissions in all media.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials 8
Paper
Choosing paper colour
Colour choice 14
Basic palette
Additional colours matching pastels and paper
Playing with pastels 16
Potted plants 20
Step-by-step demonstration
Photographs and sketches 28
Garden 30
Step-by-step demonstration
Adding water to pastels 38
Mixed media
Under-painting
Rose bouquet 40
Step-by-step demonstration
Index 48
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