Pastels (Artist's Library series #08)

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Pastel is a fascinating and versatile medium. With pastel, you can paint boldly or delicately, and you can use intense, rich colors or pale, soft shades. Here you'll find easy, step-by-step lessons that show how to paint luminous fruit and flowers, atmospheric landscapes, and striking portraits that capture the essence of your subject--whether animal or human.

o Find out about the materials you'll need to get started right away

o Master the application technique of forming images with flat strokes rather than lines

o Understand how to blend and layer color on various texture surfaces

o Learn valuable lessons on reflections and shadows, soft and hard edges, and covering with light colors.

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That's what the Artist's Library series is all about! The books in this series will help you expand your creativity, overcome technical obstacles, and explore new media. Each 64-page paperback focuses on the materials and methods of a specific medium and provides step-by-step demonstrations, helpful tips, and plenty of encouragement.

The quality of instruction in this series is unsurpassed. Each book is written and illustrated by a professional artist who specializes in the particular medium and is uniquely qualified to guide the reader to a new level of expertise.

About the Author:

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Leslie B. DeMille studied art at New York's venerable Art Students League. He married his childhood sweetheart, Isobel, and raised a family of five. In 1958, they moved to southern California.

Leslie is listed in Who's Who in American Art and Directory of International Biographies. He hosted the PBS-TV series "Portraits in Pastels" and authored a book by the same name. Leslie is a member of numerous professional organizations. He has judged major art shows and taught portrait and still life painting in seminars and workshops across the country.

Throughout his career, Leslie has received prestigious commissions, including portraits of presidents and movie stars. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Navy Combat Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and is represented in galleries in Scottsdale and Wickenburg, Arizona, and Laguna Beach, California.

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