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

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 Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781610583442
Release Date: 2009-01-28
Genre: Art

DIVThis hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for artists to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners, and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. With its great flexibility, acrylic paint can mimic the appearance of oils, tempera, and watercolors in unique ways, each method pictured in a separate step-by-step demonstration. The author also examines the use of acrylics with airbrush, sculptural, and printing techniques-even three-dimensional relief painting and collagraphy printing methods are included-and how several of these different creative processes can be integrated successfully in one composition with ink, pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Inspiring examples of representational and abstract subjects are depicted throughout, and a complete survey of all the latest acrylic materials covers the best paint brands, painting mediums, supports, varnishes, brushes, knives, and palettes. This book contains instructions on painting many different subjects, like landscapes, trees, mountains, buildings, still lifes, and portraits. It makes an ideal gift for someone practiced in the arts of acrylic painting, and newcomers to the art form. /div

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.

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.

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.

Painting with Pastels

Author: Maggie Price
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440317903
Release Date: 2007-05-04
Genre: Art

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 color Paint using a range of strokes Blend colors to create luminous skies, reflections and more Underpaint to achieve brilliant light and deep shadows Mix pastels with watercolor and gouache to create fluid effects Create new compositions from photographs In 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.

Pastel Pointers

Author: Richard McKinley
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440313813
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 Brilliant Skies Water in Pastel

Author: Liz Haywood-Sullivan
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440322617
Release Date: 2013-04-12
Genre: Art

From skies above to water below, discover the secrets to glorious landscapes! No two elements of the landscape bring the artist greater inspiration--or greater challenge--than sky and water. Get them right and you have magic. Get them wrong and your whole painting is off. In this book, popular pastel artist and teacher Liz Haywood-Sullivan shares her secrets for getting them both right, every time. With her practiced and proven approach, you can experience the joy of painting glowing skies and sparkling water. Inside you'll find: 24 step-by-step demonstrations showing the creation of breathtaking skies and water in pastel. Techniques for painting skies, including the various types of clouds and how light changes depending on the season and time of day. How to depict water in all its forms, from calm, reflective ponds and meandering rivers to whitewater cascades and ocean waves. A clear and simple approach to the puzzling concepts of aerial perspective and the nature of reflections. A primer on materials to help novice artists and newcomers get started in pastel. Beautifully illustrated with stunning landscapes, Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel is a must for artists who have not found the targeted help they seek in other landscape painting books. Use it to make the most of natures' inspiration and pour mood, movement, and poetry into your paintings.

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 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!

Pastel Workbook

Author: Jackie Simmonds
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 0715327712
Release Date: 2007-08-09
Genre: Art

This complete pastel painting course for the beginner in ten easy-to-follow lessons presented in a wire-o binding, demonstrates how even beginners can achieve superb pastel results right from the start. The book covers materials, equipment and the exciting range of pastels now available. Readers will discover all the basic elements of picture-making through a wonderful range of still-life, figurative and landscape subjects, and will build skills as the lessons progress. Practical exercises allow beginners to build up their own invaluable workbook--from first strokes to finished landscapes.