All soft pastel painting enthusiasts will benefit from this in-depth instruction manual from three respected and well-loved pastel artists. Starting with advice on materials, it moves on to pastel basics such as color mixing, adding water to pastels, blending, adding tone, and using a limited palette. There are sections that include landscape painting with advice on composition and painting trees and water, how to capture light in pastels, and how to paint flowers. Throughout, the art of painting in pastels is taught through 13 beautiful, easy-to-follow projects; each section is accompanied by step-by-step photographs and instructions and a selection of inspirational paintings in a rich variety of styles by the three featured artists.
About 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.
Table of Contents
Over 250 step by step photographs
An excellent reference book for beginners and experienced artists