Oil Pastel For The Serious Beginner - Basic Lessons In Becoming A Good Painter
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Oil pastels offer artists a virtually unlimited treasury ofcreative potential. They?re also considered a safe alternative tosoft pastels. Oil Pastel for the Serious Beginner shows both newand veteran artists how to make the most of this fabulousmedium.
Lessons progress simply and clearly from easy subjects andtechniques to the more difficult and complex. First, artists learnhow to use oil pastels to create traditional paintings in stilllife, landscape, and portraiture. Then, they?ll discover 12experimental techniques that push the medium of oil pastel to itslimits?including impasto, etching, washes, and monoprint; stenciland screen techniques; and even methods for combining oil pastelwith soft pastel and mixed media.
Whether one is an an amateur artist or experienced veteran, OilPastel for the Serious Beginner is the ideal one-stop source formastering this popular medium.
Written by the world?s leading authority on oil pastel
Latest title in the highly successful Serious Beginner series
Book covers traditional as well as experimental techniques
John Elliot wrote the first-ever article on how to use oil pastelsfor American Artist magazine in 1983. He has work in thecollections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian/National Collection of Fine Arts. His commissions include works forRonald Reagan and Katharine Hepburn. He lives in Upper Nyack, NewYork.
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