Painting With PastelsBook - 2012
Presents step-by-step instructions on pastel painting, including how to blend colors, create landscapes and waterscapes, and capture light.
Previously published as the hugely successful Leisure Arts, these Art Handbooks are being reissued in a handy format with beautiful new covers and the same high quality content. Pick up a pastel - and start painting! Peter Coombs shows how easy it is using over 75 step-by-step photographs and a variety of inspirational pictures.
Independent Publishing Group
Matching quality instruction with convenience, the Art Handbooks series presents the respected lessons by talented art professionals in a small and transportable format. These tutorials teach techniques for a wide spectrum of artistic endeavors, from pencil drawing to oil painting, through step-by-step instructions and ample imagery of what to expect from each stage and completed process. They also provide invaluable information about the materials as well as additional tips for becoming confident with each medium.
Peter Coombs’ excellent introduction to pastels is an inspirational and practical guide to producing paintings in this medium. The book contains detailed information on all the materials needed as well as pastel techniques such as making marks, creating tone, and color blending. Skills are then built up through four step-by-step demonstrations, taking the artist through using a limited palette, painting landscapes, painting water, and creating atmosphere. Beginners can use the book as a complete course in painting with pastels, while more experienced artists will be inspired by the beautiful paintings and expert advice.