The Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques: A Unique Visual Directory of Pastel Painting Techniques, With Guidance On How To Use Them

The Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques: A Unique Visual Directory of Pastel Painting Techniques, With Guidance On How To Use Them

by Judy Martin

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782215943
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: Encyclopedia of Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 516,641
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Judy Martin is a painter and teacher also known as the author of a number of practical art books. She lives and works in Brighton, on England's south coast, and exhibits in her home studio every year for the Artist's Open Houses during Brighton Festival. She studied painting and printmaking at Maidstone College of Art and went on to a two-year postgraduate degree at Reading University. She was a freelance writer and editor for a period of fifteen years, and has subsequently worked in adult education and at a mental health day centre, facilitating groups in art craft and ceramic work.

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