Painting the Landscape in Pastel

Painting the Landscape in Pastel
Author: Albert Handell,Anita Louise West
Publsiher: Watson-Guptill
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2000-11-01
ISBN: 0823039129
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting the Landscape in Pastel Book Excerpt:

Known for his use of luminous color, Albert Handell, whose lush landscapes light up these pages, provides lucid instructions to help first-time pastelists achieve impressive results as soon as they begin working with the medium. After reviewing pastel supplies, the author discusses landscape composition and how to establish large shapes first, abstract certain areas, develop a focal point, work from dark to light, and capture the illusion of reality through color. Stepped demonstrations isolate specific landscape aspects, showing how the pastelist depicts skies, trees, buildings, water, rocks, woods, snow, and light.

Painting Brilliant Skies Water in Pastel

Painting Brilliant Skies   Water in Pastel
Author: Liz Haywood-Sullivan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN: 1440322619
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting Brilliant Skies Water in Pastel Book Excerpt:

From skies above to water below, discover the secrets to glorious landscapes! No two elements of the landscape bring the artist greater inspiration--or greater challenge--than sky and water. Get them right and you have magic. Get them wrong and your whole painting is off. In this book, popular pastel artist and teacher Liz Haywood-Sullivan shares her secrets for getting them both right, every time. With her practiced and proven approach, you can experience the joy of painting glowing skies and sparkling water. Inside you'll find: • 24 step-by-step demonstrations showing the creation of breathtaking skies and water in pastel. • Techniques for painting skies, including the various types of clouds and how light changes depending on the season and time of day. • How to depict water in all its forms, from calm, reflective ponds and meandering rivers to whitewater cascades and ocean waves. • A clear and simple approach to the puzzling concepts of aerial perspective and the nature of reflections. • A primer on materials to help novice artists and newcomers get started in pastel. Beautifully illustrated with stunning landscapes, Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel is a must for artists who have not found the targeted help they seek in other landscape painting books. Use it to make the most of natures' inspiration and pour mood, movement, and poetry into your paintings.

Pastel Painting Step by Step

Pastel Painting Step by Step
Author: Margaret Evans,Paul Hardy,Peter Coombs
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN: 1782217835
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pastel Painting Step by Step Book Excerpt:

This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all soft pastel painting enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Starting with advice on materials, it moves on to pastel basics such as blending, adding tone and using a limited palette, then there is a section on landscape painting featuring advice on composition and painting trees and water, then capturing light in pastels, with tips on colour mixing, and finally there is a section of flower painting, with additional information on adding water to pastels. Throughout, the art of painting in pastels is taught through beautiful, easy to follow step by step projects, with a total of 13 included, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the three featured artists, in a rich variety of styles. Uses material from the following titles in the Step-by-Step Leisure Arts series: Painting with Pastels by Peter Coombs Landscapes in Pastel by Paul Hardy Flowers in Pastel by Margaret Evans Light in Pastel by Paul Hardy

Painting Landscapes in Pastel

Painting Landscapes in Pastel
Author: Ernest Savage
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Landscape in art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting Landscapes in Pastel Book Excerpt:

Portfolio Beginning Pastel

Portfolio  Beginning Pastel
Author: Paul Pigram
Publsiher: Walter Foster Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN: 1633224287
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portfolio Beginning Pastel Book Excerpt:

Beginning Pastel guides beginning artists through an exploration of pastel techniques and step-by-step projects for acomprehensive and approachable overview of the vibrant pastel medium. Pastels are a unique tool, and Beginning Pastel is the perfect introductory resource for artists just getting started in this colorful medium. Before jumping into the step-by-step projects, this book covers choosing the right paper, pastels, and colors, to basic techniques like blending, gradating, and masking. Each stroke and technique is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated. After learning the key concepts, you’ll promptly put them into practice through simple step-by-step exercises. With pastel often considered an advanced medium, Beginning Pastel makes the tricky task of drawing in pastel accessible and achievable for any artist. The Portfolio series covers essential art techniques, core concepts, and media with an approach and format that’s perfect for aspiring, beginning, and intermediate artists. Also available from the series: Beginning Acrylic, Beginning Drawing, Beginning Watercolor, Beginning Colored Pencil, Beginning Color Mixing, Expressive Painting, Beginning Color Mixing, Beginning Pen & Ink, and Beginning Composition.

Finding Your Style In Pastel

Finding Your Style In Pastel
Author: Jean Hirons
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2012-10-25
ISBN: 9781477271360
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Your Style In Pastel Book Excerpt:

As artists, we have choices. There are very few rules that apply across the board. We can create highly realistic paintings, or perhaps more expressive paintings, or paintings that have very little basis in reality, including those that are totally non-representational. We can record color as we see it or as we’d like it to be. As pastel artists, we have even more choices. We can use a wide variety of pastels, strokes, surfaces, and techniques to create many different looks. The choices we make form the framework of our individual style, our signature as artists. Any subscriber to The Pastel Journal realizes how varied the medium of pastel can be. For the experienced artist, these articles are stimulating, offering possible ways to experiment with alternative approaches. For the beginner, the panoply of choices can be overwhelming. Painting is primarily an intuitive process. But intuition is gained through study and experience. Part of my impetus in writing this book has been to create a more structured approach to help those fairly new to the medium understand its many possibilities. The book is aimed at all levels of pastel artists. Beginners will find a wealth of helpful information and intermediate artists will gain insight into how to take their work to another level and develop a style. Many advanced artists teach pastel; the organization of ideas and the exercises included should be of assistance. I offer a variety of suggested approaches and sometimes make up terminology to describe my experiences with the medium. The instructions in the book are based on my preferences and the guidance that I offer my students. The diversity of styles and techniques evident in the paintings of contributing artists should make it clear, however, that there are many ways to successfully work in pastel. Having acknowledged the many possibilities, I want to note a few musts. Representational paintings must be well-drawn. Poor drawing skills cannot be overcome with lovely color or great technique. Likewise, paintings must have strong compositions, regardless of whether they are realistic, abstracted, or non-representational. Values must be properly interpreted to produce strong compositions and to use pastel to its full effect. And finally, pastel paintings must sing! Whether the applications are light and airy, or rich and painterly, it should be clear that the artist is in control of the medium and is using it to produce his or her desired look. For years I have resisted suggestions that I write a book. As a landscape painter, I knew that there were more authoritative books already available. And the growing popularity of pastel has led to so many resources, including online blogs, a biennial convention, and the wonderful Pastel Journal, mentioned above. What could I add to this? My personal training in pastel has been from weeklong landscape workshops with some of the leading pastel painters in the country. As a teacher in a community college, I am not teaching a particular style nor focusing on specific subject matter. Some of my students work with the landscape, but others do portraits or figurative work, while others prefer still life, or work abstractly. In dealing with this mixture, I’ve realized that there are different ways to approach one’s use of color, and this formed my first idea for creating a book. Furthermore, as a teacher, I’ve spent time experimenting with different surfaces, pastel brands, and techniques in order to make suggestions to students to help them find the look they want to achieve. I do not teach students to paint the way I do, but instead, try to share my experience and help them develop their own individual style.

A Course of Instructions on Landscape Painting in Oil Water Color Pastel Painting

A Course of Instructions on Landscape Painting in Oil  Water Color  Pastel Painting
Author: D. M. Campana
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2010-12
ISBN: 1446526437
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Course of Instructions on Landscape Painting in Oil Water Color Pastel Painting Book Excerpt:

This classic book offers a tutorial on landscape painting, and would be an excellent addition to the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the art. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Painting Landscapes Figures in Pastel

Painting Landscapes   Figures in Pastel
Author: José María Parramón
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780823016990
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting Landscapes Figures in Pastel Book Excerpt:

ART & ARCHITECTURE

The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley

The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley
Author: Richard Mckinley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-23
ISBN: 1440339791
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley Book Excerpt:

The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley invites you to experience the artist's life work and lessons learned. In this impressive yet intimate collection of 100 breathtaking pastel and oil landscape paintings, McKinley takes you along as he tackles his favorite subjects--the the vistas of the Pacific Northwest, the California coastline, fall in Taos, New Mexico, and many others--while sharing the anecdotes, techniques and feelings behind each work. This volume is, in essence, three books in one: • A salute to the beauty of our earth. Scenes (many completed en plein air) range from McKinley's home state of Oregon, to the arid deserts of Arizona, to Minnesota's lakes and France's Provence region. • The personal journey of one artist. His walks through the woods. His race with light. The people and places that have inspired him along the way. • The landscape-painting workshop of a lifetime. It's packed with expert insights on everything from working on location and the importance of preparatory sketches, to using underpainting, capturing light effects, and knowing when to stop. A compelling read for artists and art-lovers alike, every page resonates with McKinley's love of his craft, lifetime of know-how and knack for helping other artists discover their own original views of the world.

Raw Colour with Pastels

Raw Colour with Pastels
Author: Mark Leach
Publsiher: Batsford
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2006-08-28
ISBN: 9780713489996
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raw Colour with Pastels Book Excerpt:

A pure-pigment medium, pastels have been used by painters for centuries for the powerful and evocative colour they can produce. Professional artist and experienced teacher Mark Leach uses pastel to translate beautiful landscapes into striking, minimalist paintings with simple form and strong blocks of colour, while still retaining a sense of location and place. His simple techniques demonstrate how to move away from realism and towards using abstract painting to express mood and feeling. The book includes: Introduction: Beyond realism • Balancing the emotional and physical Composing and Developing Images: Composing a non-realistic image • Feeling and passion • Light, form and texture • Seeing colour • The journey to abstraction The Joy of Colour: Understanding the colour wheel • Colour moods • Colour palettes and mixes Subjects to Paint: Still life • Landscapes • Figurative painting • Colour on water The Art of Pastels: My studio • Pastels • Pure pigment • Composition • Sketching from life and landscape • Painting from sketchbooks and photographs • Light and tone • Mediums and supports for pastels • Pastel painting techniques

Painting Pastel Landscapes

Painting Pastel Landscapes
Author: Jeremy Ford
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN: 1782211160
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting Pastel Landscapes Book Excerpt:

Written by pastel expert and former S.A.A President Jeremy Ford, this gorgeous book is packed full of chalk pastel techniques and inspiring step-by-step projects. It starts with the basics, such as mark-making and blending, through using colour and tone and creating skyscapes, to more advanced techniques including successfully creating depth and perspective. The book builds in difficulty, interspersing the tips and techniques with five beautiful step-by-step projects, allowing the reader to either dip in and out of the book for inspiration, or to follow the book as a course to build up their skills. A wide range of Jeremys inspiring work is shown throughout the book to inspire and encourage the reader.

Raw Colour with Pastels

Raw Colour with Pastels
Author: Mark Leach,Angie Patchell
Publsiher: Anova Books
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2009-07-20
ISBN: 9781906388539
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raw Colour with Pastels Book Excerpt:

A pure-pigment medium, pastels have been used by painters for centuries for the powerful and evocative colour they can produce. Professional artist and experienced teacher Mark Leach uses pastel to translate beautiful landscapes into striking, minimalist paintings with simple form and strong blocks of colour, while still retaining a sense of location and place. His simple techniques demonstrate how to move away from realism and towards using abstract painting to express mood and feeling. The book includes: Introduction: Beyond realism • Balancing the emotional and physical Composing and Developing Images: Composing a non-realistic image • Feeling and passion • Light, form and texture • Seeing colour • The journey to abstraction The Joy of Colour: Understanding the colour wheel • Colour moods • Colour palettes and mixes Subjects to Paint: Still life • Landscapes • Figurative painting • Colour on water The Art of Pastels: My studio • Pastels • Pure pigment • Composition • Sketching from life and landscape • Painting from sketchbooks and photographs • Light and tone • Mediums and supports for pastels • Pastel painting techniques

Landscapes in Pastel

Landscapes in Pastel
Author: Jenny Keal
Publsiher: Harper Uk
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780007143856
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscapes in Pastel Book Excerpt:

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

Painting with Pastels
Author: Peter D. Johnson
Publsiher: North Light Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1987-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting with Pastels Book Excerpt:

An ideal introduction to the pastel medium, this book begins with helpful information on choosing materials. You'll then find a series of step-by-step, full-color demonstrations that teach you how to paint landscapes, portraits, still lifes, buildings, water, sky, and animals.

Painting in Pastels

Painting in Pastels
Author: Robert Brindley
Publsiher: Crowood
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-05-31
ISBN: 1785000586
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting in Pastels Book Excerpt:

Pastels are an extremely versatile and immediate medium. These characteristics can lead to bold, exciting and impromptu paintings, however, their responsive, flexible nature can also be used to create subtle, gentle colour with little or no texture. This practical book will guide you through the full scope of painting in pastels and explain particularly how they can be used to capture light, colour and texture. With step-by-step instructions in a wide range of subject matter, Painting in Pastels will be invaluable for beginners and experienced artists alike. In it, the techniques are demonstrated and explained; advice is given on subject selection and composition; emphasis is placed on light, tone and colour; and there are sections on painting landscapes, coastal scenery, interiors, still life, figures and portraits. Superbly illustrated with 274 colour illustrations.

Landscape Painting in Pastel

Landscape Painting in Pastel
Author: Elizabeth Mowry
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1440343187
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Painting in Pastel Book Excerpt:

Capture the magic of nature in pastel. From the first ferns unfurling in spring to the flaming red foliage of fall and the snow-blanketed quiet of winter, master pastel artist and teacher Elizabeth Mowry offers both beginners and seasoned artists alike a fresh approach to creating light-filled landscape paintings. Using her decades of experience and gift for observation, Mowry infuses every page with time-tested pastel techniques to convey the distinctive mood, color and majesty of the natural world. You'll learn to translate the magic of what you see into what you paint through palette selection, use of materials, value and composition, blending your emotional response to nature's beauty with an ever-growing mastery of a pastelist's skill. This book is loosely based on previously published title The Pastelist's Year by Elizabeth Mowry with revamped content and 8 ALL-NEW demonstrations. Inside you'll find: • The fundamentals of pastel. Detailed information about selecting materials, plus exercises and explanations of basic techniques for beginners. Additional master tips and secrets will push intermediate to advanced readers in their art. • 20 step-by-step demonstrations. Capture the exciting ways nature changes and achieve the painterly effects that light up spring, summer, fall and winter landscapes. Plus learn how to artfully render difficult subjects like fog, bodies of water, reflections and clouds. • How to keep a nature journal. Track the vivid impact of the seasons to add depth to your work and translate seasonal impressions into personal expressions. Learn how Mowry selects her subjects, color and mood, with additional information on field studies and reference photographs. • The basics of composition. Learn how to establish a focal point, simplify your subject, portray distance and more to create a beautiful, balanced painting. • A five-step method for critiquing your own work. Develop your personal style and achieve successful results with this time-proven exercise.

Pastel for the Serious Beginner

Pastel for the Serious Beginner
Author: Larry Blovits
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780823039074
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pastel for the Serious Beginner Book Excerpt:

Basic lessons in becoming a good painter in pastels.

Landscape

Landscape
Author: Richard McDaniel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Book Excerpt:

This sweeping reference on landscape art brings together both the history of and techniques for depicting nature in a variety of mediums. This encyclopedic approach to portraying nature's riches begins with a look at the historical antecedents of the genre, from early European and American schools through Impressionism and Expressionism to contemporary landscape art. Gifted author/teacher/artist Richard McDaniel then focuses on materials and methods for drawing and painting; expressive ways to describe nature's textures; the mechanics of working with oils and pastels; and the principles of landscape composition, color, value, and perspective. Concluding the book are keen observations of important landscape components and how to render them: light, space, rocks, mountains, trees, plants, skies, ice, snow, water, plus urban settings and historical sites.

Landscape Painting Essentials with Johannes Vloothuis

Landscape Painting Essentials with Johannes Vloothuis
Author: Johannes Vloothuis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 144033627X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Painting Essentials with Johannes Vloothuis Book Excerpt:

Secrets to Painting Beautiful Landscapes Painting the landscape can be fun and rewarding--if you make the right decisions as you paint. After all, it is the artist's greatest challenge to somehow capture a sense of it all--the grandness, the majesty, the splendor of nature--with just a few strokes of paint on a canvas. Popular art instructor Johannes Vloothuis makes the process a whole lot easier with the essential techniques, key concepts and expert advice he shares in this book. • Learn straightforward strategies to make your paintings more interesting and dramatic, such as simplifying the foreground, composing with abstract shapes and harmonizing colors. • Discover speci?c techniques for painting landscape elements including mountains, water, foliage, snow and more. • 9 step-by-step demonstrations walk you through all the techniques necessary to create successful landscape paintings. Landscape Painting Essentials is packed with practical information. You'll make the critical shift from painting what you see to painting as an artist sees. You'll learn to strategically edit shapes, rearrange elements and enhance color. You'll gain a better understanding of what to include in your painting, what to change and what to leave out. Most importantly, you'll gain the skills necessary to turn nature's bounty of inspiration into original, stunning landscape paintings.

Pastel Painting Atelier

Pastel Painting Atelier
Author: Ellen Eagle
Publsiher: Watson-Guptill
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN: 0823008428
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pastel Painting Atelier Book Excerpt:

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 Pastel Painting Atelier, you will find: • Advice on basic materials: guidance on building, storing, and organizing a collection of pastels; choosing the right paper; and the importance of experimentation • Studio practice suggestions: ideas for creating your ideal working environment and recipes for making your own pastels and supports • Study of the working process: lessons on proportion, gesture, composition, color, application, identifying and correcting problems, and recognizing when a work is finished • Meditation on subject: cues for extrapolating the subtle details, presence, and temporal features of whatever you choose to paint • Step-by-step demonstrations: Eagle’s acute insights into her own works as they progress A magnificent selection of works by masters such as James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Rosalba Carriera, Mary Cassatt, and Eugene Delacroix augment this guide, as do works by contemporary artists including Harvey Dinnerstein, Elizabeth Mowry, and Daniel Massad. Aimed at serious artists, this guide enlightens, instructs, and inspires readers to create brilliant and sensitive works in the historic medium of pastel.