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More than 40 step-by-step sequences show how to master pastel painting and develop your own individual style. Eight projects show the whole process of picture making, from planning to completion.
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Overview

More than 40 step-by-step sequences show how to master pastel painting and develop your own individual style. Eight projects show the whole process of picture making, from planning to completion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895778499
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Series: Learn as You Go
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
1 What You Will Need
About Pastels 18
Pastel Care 22
Paper Texture 24
Paper Color 26
The Studio and the Portable Kit 28
2 First Marks
Working with Pastels 32
Line Strokes 34
Side Strokes 36
Combining Strokes 38
Gestural Drawing 40
3 Building Up Your Skills
Color Mixing 44
Blending Large Areas 48
Blending Small Areas 52
Using Line Stokes 56
Broken Color 58
Overlaying Colors 60
Underdrawing 62
Building Up a Painting 64
Edges, Outlines, and Details 66
Wet Brushing 68
Charcoal and Pastel 70
Underpainting 72
Using Thick Color 74
Laying a Textured Ground 76
Making Corrections 78
Comparing Methods 80
4 Basics of Picture Making
Composing the Picture 86
Basic Color Principles 90
Working from Life 94
Using Visual References 96
Making Your Sketches Work 98
Exploring the Options 100
5 Picture Making
Still Life 106
Project 1: Painting fruit 112
Project 2: Painting patterns 114
Gallery 116
Flowers 118
Project 3: Violet and white flowers 124
Gallery 126
Landscape 130
Project 4: Skies and seascapes 138
Project 5: Hilly landscapes 140
Gallery 142
Portraits and Figures 146
Project 6: Head-and-shoulders portrait 152
Project 7: Figures in landscape 154
Gallery 156
Buildings 160
Project 8: Mediterranean village 166
Gallery 168
Looking After Your Work 170
Manufacturers' Equivalent Chart 172
Index 173
Credits 176
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2003

    This is the one book you need to own...

    If you are new to pastels, or if you are just exploring, this is the one book on the subject that you really must own. I have shelves of art instruction books, but there are only a few I return to again and again -- Pastel School is one of them.

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