Pastel Workbook: A Complete Course in 10 Lessons

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David & Charles, Aug 9, 2007 - Art - 128 pages
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'Pastel Workbook' is a complete pastel painting course for the beginner in ten easy to follow lessons. Well-known and popular pastellist Jackie Simmonds guides the newcomer step-by-step through the basics of working with this versatile medium.
 

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Pastel workbook: a complete course in ten lessons

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Simmonds, a popular English pastelist, has stunningly produced exactly what she set out to: a complete, well-written pastel course, covering everything from simple marks to sophisticated paintings ... Read full review

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Excellent resource! This is my go-to source when teaching pastel for beginners. Changes I recommend are to use the very best SOFT pastels and lightly sanded surfaces possible to avoid discouragement.

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Contents

Materials and Equipment
9
Making Marks
16
Inspiration from a Master
28
First Steps in Shape and Form
34
Colour
44
Composing Pictures
56
Landscape Painting
70
Water and Skies
88
Sketching for Painting
100
Winter Painting
110
Experimenting with Surfaces
118
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Jackie Simmonds is an award-winning pastel artist. Her beautiful light-filled
paintings have been exhibited by some of Britain's leading art institutions. She
is one of the foremost authors on pastel painting, and also teaches and makes
videos on the subject.

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