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 Pastel Painting Atelier, a comprehensive yet intimate guide, Eagle explores pastel's rich but relatively unexamined past and guides you toward the discovery and mastery of your own vision.
In these beautifully illustrated pages, find guidance on building, storing, and organizing a collection of pastels (including recipes for making your own pastels), as well as information on choosing the right paper and other basic supplies. Next, explore lessons on proportion, gesture, composition, color, application, correcting problems, and recognizing when a work is finished. Step-by-step demonstrations combined with Eagle's acute insights provide an easy path toward capturing the subtle details, presence, and temporal features of whatever you choose to paint.
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, Pastel Painting Atelier enlightens, instructs, and inspires readers to create brilliant and sensitive works.
Author — Ellen Eagle.
Hardcover. 192 pages. 9" × 11" (23 cm × 28 cm).