Pure Color: The Best of Pastel
Maureen Bloomfield, James Markle
North Light Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Art - 143 pages
Pure Color: The Best of Pastel celebrates the limitless possibilities of this versatile medium. From luminous landscapes to moody still lifes, this collection showcases more than 125 glowing works from today's most accomplished pastel artists.
Every page features big, beautiful artwork spanning a diverse range of styles and subjects. You'll also find insightful commentary from all the artists detailing their creative processes and artistic techniques, so you can use the same principles in your own work.
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