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Nov 12, 2010
| ISBN 9781440313813
Nov 12, 2010 | ISBN 9781440313813
Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel PaintingsRichard McKinley has been a professional artist for over 35 years. Factor in nearly as many years of teaching experience, and that adds up to a whole lot of know-how to share. In Pastel Pointers, he lays it all out: information on tools, materials, color, composition, landscape elements, finishes and more. • Compiles the best of McKinley’s popular Pastel Pointers blog and Pastel Journal columns • Covers frequently asked questions (“How do I achieve natural-looking greens?”) and simple solutions to common problems, such as excess pigment buildup • Includes a chapter on “The Business of Pastels”tips for framing, shipping, preparing for gallery shows, and otherwise representing your work in a professional mannerThis book covers everything from the fundamentals to get you going (how to lay out your palette, create an underpainting, evoke luminous effects) to inspirations that will keep you growing (plein air painting, working in a series, keeping a painting journal). Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced painter anxious to explore the expressive possibilities of pastel, this is your guide to making the most of the medium.
Richard McKinley has spent more than 40 years painting the world around him. His classic style, together with his popular columns and blogs for the Pastel Journal, have made him one of the most recognizable names in the contemporary art… More about Richard Mckinley
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