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Absolutely the most thorough guide to pastel materials and techniques ever assembled in a single volume, this is the book for anyone working with pastels, from beginners to experienced artists looking to develop more professional skills.

Defining the pastel medium broadly—color in stick form to be used for drawing and painting simultaneously—the author creates works of sensuous textures and colors, ranging from subtle to intense. He uses traditional soft and hard pastels, as well as oil pastels and oil sticks, showing the effects produced by each in step-by-step demonstrations. Included are sophisticated ways to combine pastels with water, acrylic, alkyd gels, and oil paint for stunning mixed-media results.

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Absolutely the most thorough guide to pastel materials and techniques ever assembled in a single volume, this is the book for anyone working with pastels, from beginners to experienced artists looking to develop more professional skills.

Synopsis:

A guide to pastel materials and techniques. The author uses traditional soft and hard pastels, as well as oil pastels and oil sticks, showing the effects produced by each in step-by-step demonstrations. Included are ways to combine pastels with water, acrylic, alkyd gels and oil paint.

About the Author

Bill Creevy, a versatile artist and writer, is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America, author of The Oil Painting Book, and the recipient of numerous jury awards. He lives and works in his SoHo studio loft in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823039050
Author:
Creevy, Bill
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill
Location:
New York
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Pastel
Subject:
Pastel drawing
Subject:
Artists' materials
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Techniques - Pastel Drawing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
19990801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 color illus
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.50 x 8.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , Absolutely the most thorough guide to pastel materials and techniques ever assembled in a single volume, this is the book for anyone working with pastels, from beginners to experienced artists looking to develop more professional skills.
"Synopsis" by , A guide to pastel materials and techniques. The author uses traditional soft and hard pastels, as well as oil pastels and oil sticks, showing the effects produced by each in step-by-step demonstrations. Included are ways to combine pastels with water, acrylic, alkyd gels and oil paint.
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