Beginner's Guide Pastel Book 1 (How to Draw and Paint/Art Instruction Program)

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In Pastel 1, Ken Goldman offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of pastel painting! Inside, you will find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. The author covers a range of popular painting subjects as he introduces a number of basic art concepts and techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated. You will learn how to create subtle textures and master simple blending techniques, as well as how to achieve nuances of color by painting over a base of gray. Next you will be ready for Pastel 2, where you will find step-by-step demonstrations to further your painting skills.

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The Walter Foster Story

For 80 years, Walter Foster Publishing has been providing how-to books and kits to millions of enthusiastic artists who enjoy the rewards of learning to draw and paint. People who have never before picked up a paintbrush or drawing pencil have discovered their artistic talents through our easy-to-follow instruction books.

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Walter Foster Publishing began as a one-man business in the 1920s, when Walter T. Foster, well known as an accomplished artist, caricaturist, art instructor, and art collector, began producing self-help art instruction books from his home in Laguna Beach, California. He originally wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped, and distributed them himself. In the 1960s, as his product line grew, he moved the operation to a commercial facility, which allowed him to expand the company and achieve worldwide distribution. Although Walter passed away in 1981 at the age of 90, he is fondly remembered for his warmth, dedication, and his unique instruction books.

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Whether this is your first experience using a Walter Foster art book or the continuation of a long-term relationship with our products, we are sure that this title in our How to Draw and Paint series will delight you. Whatever your artistic ambitions, we wish you good luck and success, and we hope that you always have fun in the process!

About the Author:

Ken Goldman teaches portrait, figure, and landscape painting at the Athenaeum School of Fine Art in La Jolla, California. He studied figure drawing and painting at the New York Studio School, National Academy of Design, and Art Students League in New York; portraiture and figure drawing with Vern Wilson of the Los Angeles Art Center; and watercolor painting with Liane Collot D'Herbois in Europe. Ken's art has been exhibited extensively and appeared in numerous magazines.

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