This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Written by the highly respected artist John Blockley, this book provides an ideal introduction to the popular and accessible medium of pastels.
John Blockley gives advice on choosing materials and demonstrates all the basic techniques of painting in the colourful, modern medium of pastels. He shows how to make marks with pastels, which papers to use and how to work from pencil sketches.
There are many interesting step-by-step demonstration paintings on a variety of subjects – flowers, trees, still life, buildings and landscapes – and the book includes a fine selection of John Blockley’s beautiful pastel paintings.