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Pastel Painting Atelier: Essential Lessons in Techniques, Practices, and Materials

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Revel in the luminous and vibrant qualities of pastel with Ellen Eagle’s essential course in the history, techniques, and practices of the medium. In this comprehensive yet intimate guide, Eagle explores pastel’s rich but relatively unexamined past, reveals her own personal influences and approaches, and guides you toward the discovery and mastery of your own vision. In Pa ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by Watson-Guptill (first published January 1st 2013)
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A wonderful book that is a pleasure to read. Those who value the original motivation for and purpose of human artistic endeavors may particularly enjoy it. The author’s sharing of her creative process and chapters on the step-by-step building of a pastel painting are invaluable. Suggestions about materials, how to evaluate a work in progress and to correct mistakes are very helpful. The book illustrates vast expressive possibilities and quiet qualities of pastel, a medium that had its golden age ...more
Marjorie Elwood
While this provided a good overview of some aspects of pastel painting (what paper to choose, which pastels to use, how to organize your pastels, and how to transport your paintings), it was lacking in the arena of actually using the pastels. Still, it was a lovely book....
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