Pastel Book, The - Materials And Techniques For Today's Artists
Photographs: 450 colour photographs
Absolutely the most thorough guide to pastel materials andtechniques ever assembled in a single volume, this is the book foranyone working with pastels, from beginners to experienced artistslooking to develop more professional skills.
Defining the pastel medium broadly?color in stick form to be usedfor drawing and painting simultaneously?the author creates works ofsensuous textures and colors, ranging from subtle to intense. Heuses traditional soft and hard pastels, as well as oil pastels andoil sticks, showing the effects produced by each in step-by-stepdemonstrations. Included are sophisticated ways to combine pastelswith water, acrylic, alkyd gels, and oil paint for stunningmixed-media results.
Bill Creevy, a versatile artist and writer, is a Master Pastelistof the Pastel Society of America, author of The Oil Painting Book,and the recipient of numerous jury awards. He lives and works inhis SoHo studio loft in New York.
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