Pastel Artist's Bible

An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist
Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 0785820841
Category: Art
Page: 192
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This guide to pastel painting includes sections on materials, the principles of color, techniques, and a final section on subjects that is designed to help you learn by example.

Pastel Artist's Bible

An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist
Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 1610583728
Category: Art
Page: 192
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DIVDiscover the unique joys of pastel painting with this easy-to-use guide to one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. More than 100 visual sequences reveal key techniques such as mixing, blending, scumbling, sgraffito, hatching and feathering. Includes tips on composing your painting, using color, adding highlights and shadows, and creating textured effects. Step-by-step demonstrations show how to approach a range of subjects from landscapes and flowers to portraits and still life. Over 65,000 copies sold worldwide. This information-packed book is divided into five sections. The first, Materials, introduces you to the range of pastels and papers that is available to you, with examples of how paper textures and colors can affect your work. The Color section looks at the principles of color and gives suggestions for mixing colors and choosing a basic palette, especially important since manufacturers produce a bewildering array of colored pastels./div

Sketching And Drawing Bible


Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 0785819452
Category: Art
Page: 192
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The Sketching and Drawing Bible is a complete guide to drawing media, from pencils and charcoal to pastels and colored inks.

The Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible

An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist
Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 078582281X
Category: Art
Page: 192
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Learn how to analyze the structure of flowers and break them down into simple shapes; create delightful compositions; mix beautiful flower colors, from delicate pastels to rich and vibrant hues. Over 60,000 copies sold worldwide.

The Watercolour Artist's Bible

An Essential Reference for the Practising Artist
Author: Marilyn Scott
Publisher: New Artist's Bibles
ISBN: 9781782213932
Category: Watercolor painting
Page: 192
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With over 100 step-by-step sequences demonstrating how to paint a wide range of subjects using watercolours, Marylin Scott provides techniques from composition, brushwork and blending, to special effects like stippling and adding lustre.

The Acrylic Artist's Handbook

An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist
Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785833811
Category: Art
Page: 192
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Acrylic is used by many well-known professional artists, but is rather less popular with amateurs. This is surprising, because acrylic is not only the most versatile of all the painting media, but is also highly forgiving. You can paint out mistakes as you work, even making major changes to the color scheme and composition, so that each new painting can become a springboard for ideas. And the range of different effects you can achieve is vast - if you try out some of the exciting techniques and projects in this book you may find yourself falling in love with the medium.

Oil Painter's Bible

An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist
Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 0785819428
Category: Art
Page: 192
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Presents a guide to oil painting, including choosing and using materials, techniques, subjects, and more.

The Colored Pencil Artist's Handbook

An Essential Reference for Drawing and Sketching with Colored Pencils
Author: Jane Strother
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785833838
Category: Art
Page: 192
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The Colored Pencil Artist's Handbook is a step-by-step guide through a range of blending, mark-making, and mixed media techniques. Whether you're looking to improve your drawing skills or be introduced to a range of new effects. All the tools, materials, and techniques you need to capture a range of subjects are explained. Tutorials on subjects ranging from still-life studies to holiday sketching and portraiture.

Pastel School


Author: Hazel Harrison
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 9780762106981
Category: Art
Page: 176
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Providing a thorough introduction to working with pastels, a guide details the special properties of the medium, the various types of available pastels, the techniques of working with the medium, and simple exercises for exploring texture, color, and technique. Reprint.

Pastels For Dummies


Author: Sherry Stone Clifton,Anita Marie Giddings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470606886
Category: Art
Page: 320
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The latest tips and techniques for working with pastels - in full color Pastels offer bright colors, a great level of portability, and no drying time - plus they're relatively inexpensive and can be used to draw and paint on almost any surface. Pastels For Dummies covers the many aspects of this exciting medium, from the fundamentals of choosing the right materials to step-by-step projects, including landscapes, abstracts, and portraits. Inside you'll find hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises and attractive full-color artwork. Presents drawing, painting, and shading techniques and styles in an easy-to-understand format Accessible to artists of all levels Discover your inner artist with Pastels For Dummies and make your artwork come alive!

Pastel Pointers

Top 100 Secrets for Beautiful Paintings
Author: Richard McKinley
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440308390
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings Richard McKinley has been a professional artist for over 35 years. Factor in nearly as many years of teaching experience, and that adds up to a whole lot of know-how to share. In Pastel Pointers, he lays it all out: information on tools, materials, color, composition, landscape elements, finishes and more. Compiles the best of McKinley's popular Pastel Pointers blog and Pastel Journal columns Covers frequently asked questions ("How do I achieve natural-looking greens?") and simple solutions to common problems, such as excess pigment buildup Includes a chapter on "The Business of Pastels"—tips for framing, shipping, preparing for gallery shows, and otherwise representing your work in a professional manner This book covers everything from the fundamentals to get you going (how to lay out your palette, create an underpainting, evoke luminous effects) to inspirations that will keep you growing (plein air painting, working in a series, keeping a painting journal). Whether you're a beginner or an experienced painter anxious to explore the expressive possibilities of pastel, this is your guide to making the most of the medium.

Mastering Pastel

Capture the beauty of the world around you in this colorful medium
Author: Alain Picard
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
ISBN: 1600584314
Category: Art
Page: 64
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In this new addition to the Artist's Library series, talented master artist, Alain Picard, guides the reader through an exploration of this unique medium and its myriad uses. After an introduction to tools and materials, readers will learn how to use various pastel techniques, including hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, to create depth and dimension in their artwork. Readers will also find basic information on color theory and how to use color to elicit emotion, portray mood or time of day, and suggest depth and distance. Throughout the course of the book, aspiring pastel artists will learn how to use soft and hard pastels to achieve art that is bold and intense or delicate and soft. Easy step-by-step lessons cover a variety of subject matter, including landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. Artist tips and tricks demonstrate how to blend and layer colors and create reflection, shadow, and soft and hard edges. With its breadth of professional instruction and variety of subjects to paint, Mastering Pastel is the perfect resource to start building artist proficiency in this enthralling and versatile medium.

Pastel Painting Atelier

Essential Lessons in Techniques, Practices, and Materials
Author: Ellen Eagle
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823008428
Category: Art
Page: 192
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Revel in the luminous and vibrant qualities of pastel with Ellen Eagle’s essential course in the history, techniques, and practices of the medium. In this comprehensive yet intimate guide, Eagle explores pastel’s rich but relatively unexamined past, reveals her own personal influences and approaches, and guides you toward the discovery and mastery of your own vision. In Pastel Painting Atelier, you will find: • Advice on basic materials: guidance on building, storing, and organizing a collection of pastels; choosing the right paper; and the importance of experimentation • Studio practice suggestions: ideas for creating your ideal working environment and recipes for making your own pastels and supports • Study of the working process: lessons on proportion, gesture, composition, color, application, identifying and correcting problems, and recognizing when a work is finished • Meditation on subject: cues for extrapolating the subtle details, presence, and temporal features of whatever you choose to paint • Step-by-step demonstrations: Eagle’s acute insights into her own works as they progress A magnificent selection of works by masters such as James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Rosalba Carriera, Mary Cassatt, and Eugene Delacroix augment this guide, as do works by contemporary artists including Harvey Dinnerstein, Elizabeth Mowry, and Daniel Massad. Aimed at serious artists, this guide enlightens, instructs, and inspires readers to create brilliant and sensitive works in the historic medium of pastel.

The Watercolor Artist's Handbook

The Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist
Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 078583382X
Category: Art
Page: 192
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Watercolor is a wonderful medium, but it does sometimes seem to have a "mind of its own," refusing to do quite what is required. The keys to success are good planning, constant practice and a thorough understanding of your materials, so if you are new to painting, start by trying out some of the techniques and projects in this book as well as experimenting with different color mixes and types of paper.

Painting the Landscape in Pastel


Author: Albert Handell,Anita Louise West
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823039128
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Combining the best of Eastern philosophy with the best of Western technique, this book is the first in a three-part series that offers inspiring and empowering advice for artists and creators of all levels. 100 colour illustrations.

Pastel Workbook

A Complete Course in 10 Lessons
Author: Jackie Simmonds
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9780715327715
Category: Art
Page: 128
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This complete pastel painting course for the beginner in ten easy-to-follow lessons presented in a wire-o binding, demonstrates how even beginners can achieve superb pastel results right from the start. The book covers materials, equipment and the exciting range of pastels now available. Readers will discover all the basic elements of picture-making through a wonderful range of still-life, figurative and landscape subjects, and will build skills as the lessons progress. Practical exercises allow beginners to build up their own invaluable workbook--from first strokes to finished landscapes.

Pastel Drawing

Expert Answers to the Questions Every Artist Asks
Author: Barbara Benedetti Newton
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9781438002651
Category: Art
Page: 224
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Pastel Drawing covers a wide array of topics, including: Strokes and techniques with pastels, How to vignette a drawing, Mixing pastels with other media, Producing effects of light and shadow ... and much more.