Pastel Painting Step-by-Step


A comprehensive guide to painting with pastels including easy instructions on how to master tone, colour blending, composition, perspective, and more.
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A comprehensive guide to painting with pastels including easy instructions on how to master tone, colour blending, composition, perspective, and more.
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"Sections on using a limited palette, composition, colour mixing and colours for painting flowers, are interspersed with 13 demonstrations accompanied by good, clear step-by-step photographs." —Leisure Painter (January 2013)
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Written by a team of three experienced artists, this thorough guide exposes the reader to a variety of viewpoints, techniques, subjects, and tricks. It covers all the basics of this medium, including materials, color blending, mark making, texture, perspective, and composition. Photographs throughout show the authors' working processes, as well as many completed pieces. Readers can follow along with 13 step-by-step pastel painting projects to create landscapes, seascapes, city scenes, floral still lifes, and more. VERDICT Best for beginning and intermediate artists new to pastels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844488612
  • Publisher: Search Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 790,050
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Evans is a well-known artist and practical art teacher who specializes in figure work and portraiture as well as pastel painting. She has exhibited her work with the Pastel Society, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and the United Society of Artists. She has made a number of practical art videos and is the author of "Collins 30-Minute Painting: Pastels," "Flowers in Pastel," and "Painting Figures and Animals with Confidence." Paul Hardy is a former architect who has produced two videos on pastel and watercolor techniques. A member of various art societies, he has exhibited his work widely throughout the UK and some of his paintings are held in international private collections. He is the author of "Landscapes in Pastel" and "Light in Pastel." Peter Coombs is an artist who has exhibited in the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, America, Canada, Japan, and Australia. He is the author of "Painting with Pastels."
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