Pastels are fun, versatile and easy to use. Strokes and squiggles of colour can be blended to create beautiful skies, waterscapes and landscapes, and details can be added easily using broad and thin lines. By merging and overlaying colours you can create soft velvety tones, rich textured or subtle effects, atmosphere, light and movement. This invaluable guide takes you through all the stages of creating a painting, from simple strokes and blending techniques to creating perspective and atmosphere. Four easy-to-follow practical demonstrations help you gain confidence and build up skills, illustrating all the techniques you need to know...so pick up your pastels and paint!
Previously published as Step-by-Step Leisure Arts: Painting with Pastels 9780855328993
Peter Coombs first learned to paint with his artist mother when he was a child. As he grew up he progressed on to cartoons, oils and pastels. He started work, but decided to paint full time when he began receiving many commissions. He has exhibited in the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, America, Canada, Japan and Australia. He has also appeared on television and given radio talks and interviews about his life as an artist, and his love of cricket.
* One of the first titles in the Art Handbooks series * Over 75 step-by-step photographs * Pastels is an ideal medium for the beginner - no brushes, pre-mixing, etc.