Pastel Innovations: 60+ Creative Techniques and Exercises for Painting with Pastels
Pastel Innovations: 60+ Creative Techniques and Exercises for
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!
- Brand: North Light Books
- ASIN: 1440350469
- UPC: 035313668456
Pastel Painting Techniques
Demonstrates how to create a full range of effects with pastel, how to blend in the colour, create texture and produce highlights. The projects in the book, together with a lively and readable text, should make this a stimulating and appealing guide to painting with pastels.
- Brand: Brand: North Light Books
- ASIN: 0891341897
Pastel Painting Atelier: Essential Lessons in Techniques, Practices, and Materials
Pastel Painting Atelier: Essential Lessons in Techniques, Practices,
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 augme...
- Brand: Books
- ASIN: 082300841X
Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques, The: A Unique Visual Directory of Pastel Painting Techniques, With Guidance On How To Use Them
Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques, The: A Unique Visual
This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists--both amateurs and veterans--develop their own pastel style.A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Judy.Many manuals on pastel painting take for granted the use of traditional soft pastels, a dry medium that provides the richness and variety of paint colours. Soft pastel is certainly the most versatile and widely used, but the modern range of materials include other pastel types that have their own specific purpose. In this exhaustive A-Z reference for artists of all skills, a variety of different pastel types are detailed, from oil through to water-soluble pastels, amongst the multitude of techniques broken down and easily explained.The book itself is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and sfumato. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including natural landscapes, urban scenes, figures, animals and still life.
- Brand: Random House
- ASIN: 1782215948
- UPC: 499991643530
Painting Sunlight and Shadow with Pastels: Essential Techniques for Brilliant Effects
Painting Sunlight and Shadow with Pastels: Essential Techniques
Infuse your paintings with light and life!Whether you work outdoors or indoors, understanding the effects of light and shadow is key to making your art lifelike and engaging. Rather than providing a one-size-fits-all recipe for painting light, this book shows you how to capture the particular ambient qualities of any scene before you, be it a gloriously clear morning, a rainy afternoon, or the joyful dance of sunlight on water.Master pastel artist Maggie Price shares techniques for painting beautiful light, rich shadows and convincing reflections.10 step-by-step demonstrations tackle a diversity of lighting situations, encompassing various weather conditions and times of day.Five contributing artists explore different styles, approaches and subjects, including landscapes, water scenes and people.Concepts are demonstrated with pastel but are applicable to any medium. An illuminating read for beginning and experienced artists alike, this book will help you engage your viewer by achieving that captivating sense of "being there."
- ASIN: 1440303916
- UPC: 035313649486
Painting with Pastels: Easy Techniques to Master the Medium
Painting with Pastels: Easy Techniques to Master the
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 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.
- Brand: F&W Publications
- ASIN: 1581808194
- UPC: 035313334993
Painting the Landscape in Pastel
Painting the Landscape in
Known for his use of luminous color, Albert Handell, whose lush landscapes light up these pages, provides lucid instructions to help first-time pastelists achieve impressive results as soon as they begin working with the medium. After reviewing pastel supplies, the author discusses landscape composition and how to establish large shapes first, abstract certain areas, develop a focal point, work from dark to light, and capture the illusion of reality through color. Stepped demonstrations isolate specific landscape aspects, showing how the pastelist depicts skies, trees, buildings, water, rocks, woods, snow, and light.
- Brand: Watson-Guptil
- ASIN: 0823039129
Portfolio: Beginning Pastel: Tips and techniques for learning to paint in pastel
Portfolio: Beginning Pastel: Tips and techniques for learning
Pastels are a unique tool, and Beginning Pastel is the perfect introductory resource for artists just getting started in this colorful medium. Beginning Pastel guides beginning artists through an exploration of pastel techniques and step-by-step projects for a comprehensive and approachable overview of the vibrant and unique pastel medium. From choosing the right paper, pastels, and colors, to basic techniques like blending, gradating, and masking, Beginning Pastel is the perfect resource for artists just getting started in the world of pastels. Starting with a blank canvas, each stroke and technique is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated.Master key concepts quickly, and then promptly put them into practice through simple step-by-step exercises. Often considered an advanced medium, Beginning Pastel makes the tricky task of drawing in pastel accessible and achievable for any artist.
- Brand: Quayside Publishing
- ASIN: 1633221946
The Pastel Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist
The Pastel Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's
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.
- Brand: Watson Guptill
- ASIN: 0823039056
Pastel Step by Step: Master the basic skills and special techniques of painting in pastel (Artist's Library)
Pastel Step by Step: Master the basic skills
Explore the colorful art of painting in pastel with this compelling how-to guide. Pastel Step by Step provides all the information beginning artists will need to start working with hard pastel, soft pastel, and pastel pencil to create realistic, expressive works of art. The book begins with basic information on composition, color theory, value, and special techniques, such as scumbling, glazing, and cross-hatching. Then experienced artist Marla Baggetta guides you through 12 colorful and compelling pastel painting projects, step by step. And along the way, you will find plenty of practical tips and useful advice for creating your own impressive works of art in pastel.
- Brand: Foster, Walter
- ASIN: 1560108010
Landscape Painting in Pastel: Techniques and Tips from a Lifetime of Painting
Landscape Painting in Pastel: Techniques and Tips from
Capture the magic of nature in pastel. From the first ferns unfurling in spring to the flaming red foliage of fall and the snow-blanketed quiet of winter, master pastel artist and teacher Elizabeth Mowry offers both beginners and seasoned artists alike a fresh approach to creating light-filled landscape paintings. Using her decades of experience and gift for observation, Mowry infuses every page with time-tested pastel techniques to convey the distinctive mood, color and majesty of the natural world. You'll learn to translate the magic of what you see into what you paint through palette selection, use of materials, value and composition, blending your emotional response to nature's beauty with an ever-growing mastery of a pastelist's skill. This book is loosely based on previously published title The Pastelist's Year by Elizabeth Mowry with revamped content and 8 ALL-NEW demonstrations. Inside you'll find:The fundamentals of pastel. Detailed information about selecting materials, plus exercises and explanations of basic techniques for beginners. Additional master tips and secrets will push intermediate to advanced readers in their art.20 step-by-step demonstrations. Capture the exciting ways nature changes and achieve the painterly effects that light up spring, summer, fall and w...
- Brand: North Light Books
- ASIN: 1440343101
- UPC: 035313664885
Beginner's Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels: Projects, techniques and inspiration to get you started
Beginner's Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels: Projects,
Learn to paint with oil pastels in this accessible book for the absolute beginner.Learn to paint with oil pastels in this straightforward guide to this relatively unexplored medium.Tim Fisher demonstrates how to use the oil pastels on their own, or in conjunction with acrylic inks and paints and watercolours, on a variety of surfaces to create beautiful paintings that will maintain their vibrancy for years to come.This Beginner's Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels features six full step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects from animal portraits to boats, harbours and reflections, and introduces the reader to mark-making with oil pastels and using solvents for a textured finish.The book also explains how to preserve, keep and frame your oil pastel works safely.
- Brand: Search Press
- ASIN: 1782215506
Start to Paint with Pastels: The Techniques You Need to Create Beautiful Paintings
Start to Paint with Pastels: The Techniques You
Jenny Keal's inspiring and creative introduction to painting with soft pastels is explained clearly and simply, making it easy for you to get started in this exciting medium.The new edition of Jenny Keal's popular book 'Painting with Pastels' is an inspiring and creative introduction to painting with soft pastels, an exciting and rewarding medium. Jargon-free, this clear, simple-to-understand book encourages the reader to explore the materials and techniques needed to get started with this exciting medium. Using a vibrant and colorful palette, a series of step-by-step demonstrations builds up from first principles to producing complete, beautiful paintings.
- Brand: Search Press
- ASIN: 1782216219
Pastel Painting Step-by-Step
This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all soft pastel painting enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Starting with advice on materials, it moves on to pastel basics such as blending, adding tone and using a limited palette, then there is a section on landscape painting featuring advice on composition and painting trees and water, then capturing light in pastels, with tips on colour mixing, and finally there is a section of flower painting, with additional information on adding water to pastels. Throughout, the art of painting in pastels is taught through beautiful, easy to follow step by step projects, with a total of 13 included, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the three featured artists, in a rich variety of styles. Uses material from the following titles in the Step-by-Step Leisure Arts series: Painting with Pastels by Peter Coombs Landscapes in Pastel by Paul Hardy Flowers in Pastel by Margaret Evans Light in Pastel by Paul Hardy
- ASIN: 1782217835
The Art of Painting in Acrylic: Master techniques for painting stunning works of art in acrylic-step by step (Collector's Series)
The Art of Painting in Acrylic: Master techniques
Ideal for beginning and intermediate artists seeking to develop or polish their acrylic painting skills, The Art of Painting in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with this classic medium. This comprehensive guide offers a fresh, modern approach to painting in acrylic. Beginning with detailed information for using acrylic tools and materials, The Art of Painting in Acrylic introduces artists to the basics, including paints and brushes, supports, mediums, and other essential information for working with this fast-drying paint. In addition to learning about basic color theory, painting techniques, and how to work with acrylic paint and textures, aspiring artists will enjoy putting their painting skills to use by practicing the step-by-step demonstrations designed to instruct and entertain. Professional acrylic painters provide easy-to-follow, comprehensive instruction and inspiration, enabling readers to learn techniques for mastering this lightweight, versatile, and easy-to-use medium. In-depth lessons cover a variety of subject matter ranging from still lifes and portraits to landscapes and animals. Along the way, aspiring artists will discover helpful tips and tricks for rendering a variety of textures, setting up compelling compositions,...
- Brand: WALTER FOSTER / HACHETTE
- ASIN: 1600583822
- UPC: 050283006220
Oil Pastel: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist
Oil Pastel: Materials and Techniques for Today's
Finally back in print for a new generation of artists, Ken Leslie's Oil Pastel is the definitive instructional resource on this wonderfully rich and versatile medium. Vibrant and portable, oil pastels are ideal for making quick sketches, producing stunning finished works, and make a great auxiliary tool for artists working primarily in other media. Boasting an astonishing array of color, value, and texture, oil pastels can be layered, scraped, washed, blended, and scumbled to achieve a seemingly endless variety of effects ranging from delicate lines to gooey, impasto crusts. Easily the most comprehensive oil pastel technique book available, Ken Leslie's Oil Pastel: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist will teach you everything you need to know to create striking work that is authentically yours. Skipping over the flashy tricks and gimmicks that palely imitate true artistic skill, Ken dives headlong into a lively and engaging discussion of every aspect of the medium. With over 40 years' experience as a beloved teacher and collaborator, it's no wonder that every page of this book is jam-packed with substance and detail! Meticulous step-by-step demonstrations that accompany the sections on technique will show you how to use your pastels to achieve nearly any effect you desire...
- ASIN: 1626541655
Pure Pastel: Contemporary Works by Today's Top Artists
Pure Pastel: Contemporary Works by Today's Top
Pastel is a medium like no other: pure color, unrivalled in its immediacy of application, and--in the hands of today's most talented artists--capable of astonishing feats of expression. A celebration of the best in contemporary pastel painting, Pure Pastel explores how artists are pushing the medium to new heights of innovation and creativity. Art from 100 of today's most recognizable names in pastel, hand selected and invited to participate by the editor of Pastel JournalA dynamic range of styles and subjects, including still life, portraits, city scenes, animals, landscapes, abstracts and moreFirsthand commentary offers insight into the artists' work--how they use pastel to capture a moment in time, tell a story or evoke emotionThis visual feast of a book serves up page after page of luminous color, staccato strokes, fresh perspectives and masterful techniques. It's sure to be an enduring source of awe and inspiration for artists and art lovers alike.
- ASIN: 1440350906
- UPC: 035313668661
Art of Pastel Painting, The
Art of Pastel Painting,
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.
- Brand: Flattmann, Alan
- ASIN: 1589804074
Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 30 Step-by-Step Tutorials using Paints, Chalk, Art Pens, Glitter Glue & More
Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting,
Rock art is showing up everywhere, and anyone can do it! Over 30 step-by-step tutorials make Rock Art Handbook your comprehensive rock art resource Covers various craft techniques for decorating rocks like dot painting, marbling, embellishments, and much more Use your favorite craft supplies from nail polish, puff paint, and gelly roll pens to chalk, washi tape, glitter glue and more Perfect family craft for parents & kids to do together Make your own "kindness rock," a growing trend seen on Facebook and reported on the TODAY show Rock art is showing up everywhere—on Etsy, at craft shows, online, and on hidden "kindness rocks" around your neighborhood. And the good news is you can do it yourself! Just look in your own backyard, a nearby beach, or the local gardening center to find the perfect rock. Then with the help of a few colorful craft supplies and the tutorials in Rock Art Handbook, you'll be on your way! Author Sam Sarles shares her favorite tips and techniques for transforming the humble rock into a work of art. Brush painting isn't the only way to decorate a rock! Almost anything you do on paper or canvas, you can do on a rock. Discover how to get great results with puffy paint, acrylics, oil pastels, alcohol inks, gelatos, art pens, watercolors, and more. With more ...
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- Brand: Design Originals
- ASIN: 1565239458
Painting Pastel Landscapes
Written by pastel expert and former S.A.A President Jeremy Ford, this gorgeous book is packed full of chalk pastel techniques and inspiring step-by-step projects. It starts with the basics, such as mark-making and blending, through using colour and tone and creating skyscapes, to more advanced techniques including successfully creating depth and perspective. The book builds in difficulty, interspersing the tips and techniques with five beautiful step-by-step projects, allowing the reader to either dip in and out of the book for inspiration, or to follow the book as a course to build up their skills. A wide range of Jeremys inspiring work is shown throughout the book to inspire and encourage the reader.
- Brand: SEARCH PRESS/PENGUIN RAND
- ASIN: 1782211160
A Fun Underpainting Technique for Pastel Painting!!
I think pastel artists will enjoy this fun and creative underpainting technique. I'm always learning something new in art and I really like using the Neocolor II Water-soluble Wax Pastels applied as an underpainting. This video has lots of other practical instruction for pastel painting so I h...
5 Soft Pastel Techniques for Beginners
I show you 5 soft pastel techniques in an easy step by step tutorial for beginners. Intro to Pastels Course: http://bit.ly/2s7hlOg My Recommended Products: Clairefontaine Pastelmat: http://amzn.to/2DxOasW Faber Castell Soft Pastels: http://amzn.to/2DzBMbK Carbothello Pastel Pencils: http://amz...
Pastel Painting Lesson
Tom Tomasek shares his technique for painting with pastels on a sanded surface.