Pastel Artist s Bible

Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785820840
Release Date: 2009-09-04
Genre: Art

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.

Pastel Artist s Bible

Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9781610583725
Release Date: 2009-09-04
Genre: Art

DIVDiscover the unique joys of pastel painting with this easy-to-use guide to one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. More than 100 visual sequences reveal key techniques such as mixing, blending, scumbling, sgraffito, hatching and feathering. Includes tips on composing your painting, using color, adding highlights and shadows, and creating textured effects. Step-by-step demonstrations show how to approach a range of subjects from landscapes and flowers to portraits and still life. Over 65,000 copies sold worldwide. This information-packed book is divided into five sections. The first, Materials, introduces you to the range of pastels and papers that is available to you, with examples of how paper textures and colors can affect your work. The Color section looks at the principles of color and gives suggestions for mixing colors and choosing a basic palette, especially important since manufacturers produce a bewildering array of colored pastels./div

Sketching And Drawing Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785819455
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Art

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

Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785822813
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Art

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 Artist s Bible

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Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785830189
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Art

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.

Acrylic Artist s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785819448
Release Date: 2009-01-28
Genre: Art

This book provides an essential reference and an excellent resource for practicing artists.

The Art of Pastel Painting

Author: Alan Flattmann
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 1589804074
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Art

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.

Pastel Pointers

Author: Richard McKinley
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440313814
Release Date: 2010-11-12
Genre: Art

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.

Painting with Pastels

Author: Maggie Price
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581808193
Release Date: 2007-05-18
Genre: Art

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.

The Watercolour Artist s Bible

Author: Marilyn Scott
Publisher: New Artist's Bibles
ISBN: 1782213937
Release Date: 2016-01
Genre: Watercolor painting

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.

Pastel Painting Atelier

Author: Ellen Eagle
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823008421
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Genre: Art

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.

Oil Painter s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785819424
Release Date: 2009-05-19
Genre: Art

Presents a guide to oil painting, including choosing and using materials, techniques, subjects, and more.

The Art of Pastel

Author: Marla Baggetta
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 9781600581953
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Art

Features each author's approach to working with pastels, along with an introduction to the tool and projects that consist of step-by-step instructions and color illustrations.

Pastel Innovations

Author: Dawn Emerson
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440350467
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Art

Pastel Painting Techniques That Are Revolutionary, Fun and Easy! Designed for beginners considering using pastel for the first time, for experienced artists who may feel uninspired, and for anyone in between, the skills you will gain with Pastel Innovations, will help you build confidence and open your world so you can paint what CAN BE, not just what you THINK is. Explore the unique joys of pastel painting with: An exploration of the basics: You'll expand your artist's vocabulary learning to use the elements and fundamentals of design to create beautiful, balanced paintings. 20 simple exercises build off each other and help you grow as an artist, little by little, building confidence. 40+ innovative pastel painting techniques: Feel inspired as you learn new approaches to using pastel to build up and reveal layers, incorporate monotypes as underpaintings, create texture that cannot be duplicated by drawing or painting, and more. Thoughtful self critique: Questions, approaches and checklists that will result in better art, while at the same time making you a better artist. Leave your expectations behind and engage in the process of pastel painting with a newfound freedom to play and explore!