Synopses & Reviews
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 colorPaint using a range of strokesBlend colors to create luminous skies, reflections and moreUnderpaint to achieve brilliant light and deep shadowsMix pastels with watercolor and gouache to create fluid effectsCreate new compositions from photographsIn 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.
7The popularity of pastels is on the rise7Author is a well-known, highly respected artist, instructor and founding editor of The Pastel Journal79 renowned contributors add variety and different perspectives to working with pastel, as well as a lot of beautiful artThis book shows the reader everything they need to know to paint with pastels, from materials and techniques to painting from photographs. Maggie Price, one of today's most well-known pastel instructors, demonstrates the varied techniques of the medium, including using different types of strokes, blending, layering, and mixing media. Hand-in photos show how to hold and apply the pastel, and the twenty-two step-by-step demonstrations cover everything including preparing your surface, underpainting, figure drawing and more.