Readers will learn three distinct painting methods: water-soluble colored pencil; wax and oil-based colored pencil with solvents; and wax-based colored pencil used with a heated surface. (Using a heated surface is an exciting new technique that softens wax-based colored pencils and other wax-based media to a viscous consistency, similar to traditional opaque painting mediums.) Readers will discover an unlimited variety of creative possibilities, from the painterly style of acrylics and oils, to the loose watercolor look of water-soluble colored pencils, plus everything in between.
Easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations, teach different techniques and subject, and include specific materials lists and color pallets. The final chapter will include demonstrations combining the three methods.
Gary Greene is a beloved North Light author His colored pencil paintings and articles have appeared in various other books and magazines including International Artist, The Artist's Magazine and American Artist. He has also produced five art instruction videos: Colored Pencil Video Workshop, Water-Soluble Video Workshop, Textures in Colored Pencil Video Workshop, Painting Flowers with Colored Pencil Video Workshop and Artist's Guide to Reference and Photography. His paintings have won national and international awards including the Colyer-Weston Art League National Art Merit Competition, Artist's Magazine national art competitions, and two Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) Awards of Excellence. His work has been purchased and showcased by corporations such as: Lyra Bleistift-Fabrik (Germany); Paccar Inc.; Parsons Brinckerhoff; Gango Gallery in Portland, Oregon; and Boston Art, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. He has conducted workshops, demonstrations and lectures nationally and internationally since 1985. He is a ten-year signature member of the CPSA and served on its founding Board of Directors for six years.