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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 05 May 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782213949
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (2 available)
  • Size: 178x234 mm
  • Illustrations: 384
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: Artist's Bible
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The Pastel Artist's Bible


An essential reference for the practising artist by Claire Waite Brown

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Book Description

Claire Waite Brown provides all the key techniques such as mixing, blending, scumbling, sgraffito, hatching, and feathering in over 100 visual sequences.
There is advice on composing your painting, using colour, adding highlights and shadows and creating textured effects. The step-by-step demonstrations range from landscapes and flowers to portraits and still life. You'll find plenty to inspire you with this captivating medium with beautiful examples in full-colour photography.


Geraldine Walker

 I was given some pastels as a birthday present . I tried them with not much success. Seen 'The Pastel Artists Bible ' and thought why leave my pastels idle, I'll read this book. I am delighted to write I absolutely love this book. 189 pages of very useful information . Everything you'll need in materials , techniques. In detailed colour pictures. That's not all. The best of all is the ' further techniques' section. Every other medium covered from pencils , watercolour, gouache, acrylic, oil painting, masking, resist techniques, and more. Fabulous. Then subjects are covered, landscape, urban, still life, people,animals. What I also loved is there's also tutorials using of course pastels, and mixing with oil paint. I learnt a lot of ways to use pastels. Found out where I was going wrong. This book is a must for the beginner and experienced artist . Get this book first and you'll be delighted. Highly recommended.

Karen Thomson

This is a very well written book.
The images are beautiful, and there are lots to look at.
This book has taught me a lot about pastels, that I didn`t even know before. I thought I knew almost everything there is to know about pastels, but after reading this book, I realise that I haven`t even scratched the surface.
I have lots of ideas for new paintings using some of the new techniques that I have learned from this book

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