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For more than forty years, world-renowned artist Alan Flattmann has usedpastels to capture the world around him in vibrant hues. His works reflect whathe refers to as the modern pastel renaissance, an era that deviates from thetraditionally perceived seventeenth-century use of pastels. Veering away fromthe conventional practice of using light tints and delicate touch to producepowdery coiffures, the modern pastel renaissance approaches its subjects withpassion and color, attracting new audiences to the craft.Flattmannis masterpieces now illustrate this detailed manual, which hasserved as a standard textbook for pastel techniques since its first publicationin 1987. New paintings and photographs display methods involving lighting, palette, pigments, grounds, and preservation. With the skill of a master, Flattmann carries the reader from basic concept to advanced practices, all thewhile capturing the essence of the craft. Beginners and serious students alikefind Flattmannis knowledgeable instruction and passionate advice indispensable.ABOUT THE AUTHORAlan Flattmann has an international reputation and his own line of pastelcolors, CITYSCAPES, manufactured by Great American Artworks. Flattmann hasreceived numerous major awards and honors, including his 2006 induction into thePastel Society of America Hall of Fame (the most important honor a pastel artistcan receive). In 2001, he won first place for landscape in the Inaugural PastelArtist International Magazine Awards for World Wide Excellence. R ecognizedas one of Americais most outstanding and gifted artists, Flattmann hasalso received the 1996 American Artist Art Masters Award for pastels. September28, 2002, was the first official Alan Flattmann Day in New Orleans, Louisiana.This honor, awarded by the mayor of New Orleans, was given in recognition ofFlattmannis decades of success painting the historic New Orleans French Quarter.His work has been featured in Alan Flattmannis French Quarter Impressions, written by John R. Kemp and produced by Pelican.

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For more than forty years, world-renowned artist Alan Flattmann has used pastels to capture the world around him in vibrant hues. His works reflect what he refers to as the modern pastel renaissance, an era that deviates from the traditionally perceived seventeenth-century use of pastels. Veering away from the conventional practice of using light tints and delicate touch to produce powdery coiffures, the modern pastel renaissance approaches its subjects withpassion and color, attracting new audiences to the craft.Flattmannis masterpieces now illustrate this detailed manual, which has served as a standard textbook for pastel techniques since its first publication in 1987. New paintings and photographs display methods involving lighting, palette, pigments, grounds, and preservation. With the skill of a master, Flattmann carries the reader from basic concept to advanced practices, all the while capturing the essence of the craft. Beginners and serious students alike find Flattmannis knowledgeable instruction and passionate advice indispensable.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781589804074
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Use of Color
Author:
Flattmann, Alan
Subject:
Techniques - Pastel Drawing
Subject:
Pastel drawing
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Pastel drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Illustration
Subject:
Art-Pastels
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
151
Dimensions:
11.04x8.60x.76 in. 2.17 lbs.

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Product details 151 pages Pelican Publishing Company - English 9781589804074 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For more than forty years, world-renowned artist Alan Flattmann has used pastels to capture the world around him in vibrant hues. His works reflect what he refers to as the modern pastel renaissance, an era that deviates from the traditionally perceived seventeenth-century use of pastels. Veering away from the conventional practice of using light tints and delicate touch to produce powdery coiffures, the modern pastel renaissance approaches its subjects withpassion and color, attracting new audiences to the craft.Flattmannis masterpieces now illustrate this detailed manual, which has served as a standard textbook for pastel techniques since its first publication in 1987. New paintings and photographs display methods involving lighting, palette, pigments, grounds, and preservation. With the skill of a master, Flattmann carries the reader from basic concept to advanced practices, all the while capturing the essence of the craft. Beginners and serious students alike find Flattmannis knowledgeable instruction and passionate advice indispensable.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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