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.

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 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.

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 Art of Pastel Painting


Author: Alan Flattmann
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781589804074
Category: Art
Page: 151
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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.

The Artist's Bible

Essential Reference for Artists in All Mediums
Author: N.A
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785830184
Category: Art
Page: 256
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The Artist's Bible is a wonderful reference for any experienced or novice artist. Whatever medium you preferâ??pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic, multimediaâ??this book, with its themed sections, provides tips, trade secrets and time and money savings advice that you can't afford to be without. Crammed with over 400 ingenious solutions to every conceivable painting problem, our team of experienced professional artists, all with many years of painting behind them, share their invaluable advice on subjects as diverse as speeding up slow drying washes, making tricky paint behave itself, creating convincing skin tones and capturing the delicacy of flower structures. Each tip is fully illustrated with both step-by-step sequences and exemplary finished works, making this book a resource that will have a place on your shelf for many years to come.

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.

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.

Painting with Pastels

Easy Techniques to Master the Medium
Author: Maggie Price
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581808193
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Come enjoy the art of pastel painting with beloved workshop instructor Maggie Price. In this step-by-step guide, she teaches you everything you need to know to make the most of this accessible art form. From selecting the right materials to learning the fundamentals of composition, Maggie starts with the basics and progresses to 21 complete pastel demonstrations that detail specific painting techniques and effects. You'll learn how to: Create depth and movement with color Paint using a range of strokes Blend colors to create luminous skies, reflections and more Underpaint to achieve brilliant light and deep shadows Mix pastels with watercolor and gouache to create fluid effects Create new compositions from photographs In addition to step-by-step guidance, you'll be inspired by the work of ten nationally renowned pastel artists. Their contributions to this book illustrate the limitless possibilities of pastel painting and offer additional insight for working with this versatile medium. Maggie also includes dozens of helpful sidebars to help you save time, avoid mistakes and work more efficiently. With its blend of visual instruction, thorough guidance and breathtaking artwork, this is the only guide you need to experience the joy and satisfaction of painting with pastels.

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.

Colored Pencil Artist's Drawing Bible

An Essential Reference for Drawing and Sketching with Colored Pencils
Author: Jane Strother
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 0785823638
Category: Art
Page: 192
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Sketches with a step-by-step demonstration by professional artists using colored pencils.

Pastel Workbook

A Complete Course in Ten Lessons
Author: Jackie Simmonds
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 9780715313404
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Following the bestselling workbook format, each pastel lesson begins with a list of aims, together with clear instructions on how to achieve them.

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.

Pastel: Basics

Learn Fundamental Techniques for Using this Fun and Colorful Medium
Author: Alain Picard
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
ISBN: 1600583415
Category: Art
Page: 32
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Pastel Basics seeks to create a fun and approachable means of introducing this adaptable medium to beginning artists, illustrating that pastels are accessible to any artist who wants to work with them.

The Pastel Book


Author: Bill Creevy
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 9780823039050
Category: Art
Page: 175
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Henry is generally well-behaved, but he is occasionally arrogant and vain. Henry is at heart a hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work.

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.

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.

Beginning Pastel

Tips and techniques for learning to paint in pastel
Author: Paul Pigram
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 1633224287
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Beginning Pastel is the perfect resource for artists just getting started in this colorful medium. Beginning Pastel guides beginning artists through an exploration of pastel techniques and step-by-step projects for a comprehensive and approachable overview of this colorful medium. From choosing the right paper, pastels, and colors to basic techniques such as blending, gradating, and masking, Beginning Pastel is the perfect resource for artists just getting started in pastel. Starting with a blank canvas, each stroke and technique is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated, allowing readers to master key concepts and then put them into practice through simple step-by-step exercises. Often considered an advanced medium, Beginning Pastel makes drawing in pastel accessible and achievable for artists of all skill levels.