Painting Workshop Pastels (Collins painting workshop)

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A brand-new paperback edition of Pastels Workshop by Jackie Simmonds. This popular practical course in pastel painting, full of inspiring ideas and expert instruction, is a wonderful way to gain mastery of the pastel medium.

Pastels Workshop is part of the Collins Painting Workshop series for the leisure painter, where the approach to learning to paint is based on active, ‘hands-on’ participation by the student. This approach combines instructional teaching by a professional artist with practical exercises and projects which are specifically designed to encourage students to develop their own style and ideas, rather than just copying those of other artists.

The book features:

PROJECTS – including a system of self- assessment to monitor progress
• EXERCISES – including several step-by-step
demonstrations
• TECHNIQUES – comprehensive guidelines on materials and methods
• PRACTICAL TIPS – helpful hints and checklists
• IDEAS – still life, flowers and gardens, landscapes, seascapes, figures and abstracts
• INSPIRATION – a wide selection of paintings to show different styles and techniques

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Review:

"A first rate practical course"
-'The Artist Magazine'

"An excellent book"
-'Leisure Painter'

From the Back Cover:

With its emphasis on practical work and the development of ideas, this book provides an ideal introduction to the wonderful subject of pastel painting. Whether you are a beginner or a painter with some experience you will find it an essential guide – inspirational as well as instructional – which will encourage you to paint pastels with increasing skill and confidence.

• Practical projects and exercises
• System of self-assessment
• Demonstration paintings
• Guidelines for improving painting skills
• Helpful tips and checklists
• Varied subject matter, including still life, flowers, gardens, landscapes, seascapes, figures and abstracts
• Inspirational work by well known contemporary artists

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