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Getting Started in Pastels

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With this kit, you can learn to use oil pastels to create beautiful works of art. Pastels were introduced in the fifteenth century, and they enjoyed a renaissance from the nineteenth century onward by way of such illustrious names as Edgar Degas and Jean-Françoise Millet. Pastels are pure pigment held together with a binding agent, so works created with them are vibrant and colorful. With the pencil, 24 pastels, sketchbook, and instructions in this kit, you’ll have everything you need to get started on your own masterpieces. The 64-page book shows easy-to-follow steps and offers helpful tips on shading, scraping, blending, color theory, and much more. Harness the unique qualities of pastels, and expand your artistic skills!

Beginning Pastel

Author : Paul Pigram
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Beginning Pastel is the perfect resource for artists just getting started in this colorful medium. Beginning Pastel guides beginning artists through an exploration of pastel techniques and step-by-step projects for a comprehensive and approachable overview of this colorful medium. From choosing the right paper, pastels, and colors to basic techniques such as blending, gradating, and masking, Beginning Pastel is the perfect resource for artists just getting started in pastel. Starting with a blank canvas, each stroke and technique is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated, allowing readers to master key concepts and then put them into practice through simple step-by-step exercises. Often considered an advanced medium, Beginning Pastel makes drawing in pastel accessible and achievable for artists of all skill levels.


Author : Robert Hill
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Pastels for absolute beginner is a perfect introductory book for artists just getting starting in colorful medium. Pastel for absolute beginners guides beginning artists through an exploration of pastel techniques and step-by-step projects for a comprehensive and approachable overview of the vibrant and unique pastel medium.From choosing the right paper, pastels, and colors, to basic techniques like blending, gradating, and masking, Pastel for absolute beginners is the perfect materials for artists just getting started in the world of pastels. The Mastering key concepts provided in this book supplies simple step-by-step techniques. Pastel for absolute beginners makes the tricky task of drawing in pastel accessible and achievable for any artist.

Special Subjects Get Started Painting

Author : Marla Baggetta
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Learn how to paint in four different media! Taking the first steps to learn how to paint can be a challenge, especially when beginning artists are unsure which medium best suits them. With this book, aspiring artists will discover the qualities and benefits of four painting media-acrylic, oil, pastel, and watercolor-making it easier for them to begin their artistic journey. After an in-depth introduction to the tools and materials needed for each medium, five accomplished artists guide readers step by step through the creation of their own works of art.

Pastels For Dummies

Author : Sherry Stone Clifton
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The latest tips and techniques for working with pastels - in full color Pastels offer bright colors, a great level of portability, and no drying time - plus they're relatively inexpensive and can be used to draw and paint on almost any surface. Pastels For Dummies covers the many aspects of this exciting medium, from the fundamentals of choosing the right materials to step-by-step projects, including landscapes, abstracts, and portraits. Inside you'll find hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises and attractive full-color artwork. Presents drawing, painting, and shading techniques and styles in an easy-to-understand format Accessible to artists of all levels Discover your inner artist with Pastels For Dummies and make your artwork come alive!

Get Started in Drawing Teach Yourself

Author : Robin Capon
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Drawing is one of the most enjoyable and creative ways of expressing your thoughts and ideas about different subjects and it is a vital supporting technique for every type of painting and craft. Get Started in Drawing: Teach Yourself offers a comprehensive course for the beginner as well as a helpful source of reference for those with more experience. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of drawing. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Beginner s Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels

Author : Tim Fisher
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Learn to paint with oil pastels in this accessible book for the absolute beginner. Learn to paint with oil pastels in this straightforward guide to this relatively unexplored medium. Tim Fisher demonstrates how to use the oil pastels on their own, or in conjunction with acrylic inks and paints and watercolours, on a variety of surfaces to create beautiful paintings that will maintain their vibrancy for years to come. This Beginner's Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels features six full step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects from animal portraits to boats, harbours and reflections, and introduces the reader to mark-making with oil pastels and using solvents for a textured finish. The book also explains how to preserve, keep and frame your oil pastel works safely.

Landscapes in Pastel

Author : Jenny Keal
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Jenny Keal's pastel paintings are very attractive and here she demonstrates all the basic techniques for painting successful landscapes in pastels. Landscapes are one of the most popular painting subjects among amateur painters and pastels is an up-and-coming medium. The book includes many practical exercises and step-by-step demonstration paintings of a variety of different landscapes and seascapes, featuring mountains, snow, meadows and water. There are also useful sections on pastel techniques, composition, creating recession and painting skies and trees, and how to add buildings and figures to your landscape paintings.

Painting with Pastels

Author : Maggie Price
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Come enjoy the art of pastel painting with beloved workshop instructor Maggie Price. In this step-by-step guide, she teaches you everything you need to know to make the most of this accessible art form. From selecting the right materials to learning the fundamentals of composition, Maggie starts with the basics and progresses to 21 complete pastel demonstrations that detail specific painting techniques and effects. You'll learn how to: • Create depth and movement with color • Paint using a range of strokes • Blend colors to create luminous skies, reflections and more • Underpaint to achieve brilliant light and deep shadows • Mix pastels with watercolor and gouache to create fluid effects • Create new compositions from photographs In addition to step-by-step guidance, you'll be inspired by the work of ten nationally renowned pastel artists. Their contributions to this book illustrate the limitless possibilities of pastel painting and offer additional insight for working with this versatile medium. Maggie also includes dozens of helpful sidebars to help you save time, avoid mistakes and work more efficiently. With its blend of visual instruction, thorough guidance and breathtaking artwork, this is the only guide you need to experience the joy and satisfaction of painting with pastels.

Start to Paint with Pastels

Author : Jenny Keal
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Jenny Keal's inspiring and creative introduction to painting with soft pastels is explained clearly and simply, making it easy for you to get started in this exciting medium. The new edition of Jenny Keal's popular book 'Painting with Pastels' is an inspiring and creative introduction to painting with soft pastels, an exciting and rewarding medium. Jargon-free, this clear, simple-to-understand book encourages the reader to explore the materials and techniques needed to get started with this exciting medium. Using a vibrant and colorful palette, a series of step-by-step demonstrations builds up from first principles to producing complete, beautiful paintings.

Pastel Basics

Author : Alain Picard
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Pastel Basics seeks to create a fun and approachable means of introducing this adaptable medium to beginning artists, illustrating that pastels are accessible to any artist who wants to work with them.

The Artist

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Annual of Advertising Editorial Television Art Design

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American Artist

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Getting Started in Oils

Author : Brian Bagnall
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Practicing professional artists will guide you step-by-step in creating oil paintings. They'll inspire you to experiment, try different techniques, and use the imaginatioin. You'll learn a few key tips and some sound ideas to continue on your own in this easy-to-follow book, featuring about 200 full-color illustrations--Cover.

A Painterly Approach

Author : Mary Beth McKenzie
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Explains how to concentrate on the painting as a whole rather than on details and discusses pastels, oils, and subjects

Getting Started in Consulting

Author : Alan Weiss
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The author of "Million Dollar Consulting" provides special, practical alternatives to beginning a consulting business, leading up to the initial sale. The book's chapters include financing, marketing, proposal writing, legal requirements, fee setting, and more.

Getting Started on Home Learning

Author : Rebecca Rupp
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Provides information on topics such as laws, where to find resources, socialization issues, and the cost of home schooling

Draw Like an Expert in 15 Easy Lessons

Author : Sheila Coulson
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Learn how to draw in 15 simple fun lessons with this easy-to-use easel format book, ideal for both complete beginners and more experienced artists who want to expand their skills. Containing clear instructions, reliable advice and friendly encouragement to unleash your creativity, it is perfect for any aspiring artist.

I Can t Draw a Straight Line

Author : Shirley K. Hubalek
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From flags to flowers and still lifes to landscapes, the sets of activities in three complete art programs build on each other to introduce essential art principles, including how to use line, color, shape, and pattern; how to recognize and create perspective and space; how to use these principles to create complete still lifes and landscapes; how to work in watercolors, oil pastels, and mixed media; and how to enjoy making art regardless of the outcome!