The Art of Pastel: Discover Techniques for Creating Beautiful Works of Art in Pastel

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Walter Foster, 2010 - Art - 144 pages
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The velvety strokes of pastel have enchanted fine artists for more than a century. From airy strokes to bold marks and soft hues to vibrant shades, the versatility of pastel makes it suitable for a wide range of subjects and moods. Now anyone can experience this multi-dimensional medium with The Art of Pastel. Inside this comprehensive guide, five artists provide instruction for using soft, hard, and oil pastel—each sharing his or her unique approach. From portraits and landscapes to rich floral scenes, this book contains a wealth of inspiring images that artists can re-create step by step.


 

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Pastel is a deceptively simple medium, rich in flexibility but very easy to turn into mud. Three accomplished artists each present an original take on the medium, with Schneider featuring a mostly ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF PASTEL
5
PASTEL WITH WILLIAM SCHNEIDER
15
PASTEL WITH MARLA BAGGETTA
41
OIL PASTEL WITH NATHAN ROHLANDER
89
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Marla Baggetta has been a self-employed, professional artist since 1983. She currently lives in Oregon and holds painting workshops.Nathan Rohlander's bright, vibrant paintings have been featured in the pages of Esquire and Shuz magazines, on the cover of Coast magazine, in Super Bowl commercials, in numerous television shows, and even in MTV videos. Having graduated with honors and a fine arts degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Nathan is currently working toward a master of fine arts at California State University, Long Beach. Nathan lives and works in Los Angeles, but he has spent considerable time in Europe, South America, and Asia, where he has been able to gain creative inspiration and refine his global perspective. Nathan's work is featured in two Walter Foster Publishing titles: Acrylic: Still Lifes, in the How to Draw and Paint Series; and in The Artist's Source Book: 80 Acrylic Painting References. Nathan lives in Los Angeles, CA.William Schneider's oil and pastel artwork has appeared in numerous publications, and he is a member of several artists' associations. He lives in Illinois with his wife and youngest daughter.

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