Pastel is a medium like no other: pure color, unrivalled in its immediacy of application, and--in the hands of today's most talented artists--capable of astonishing feats of expression. A celebration of the best in contemporary pastel painting, Pure Pastel explores how artists are pushing the medium to new heights of innovation and creativity.
Art from 100 of today's most recognizable names in pastel, hand selected and invited to participate by the editor of Pastel Journal
A dynamic range of styles and subjects, including still life, portraits, city scenes, animals, landscapes, abstracts and more
Firsthand commentary offers insight into the artists' work--how they use pastel to capture a moment in time, tell a story or evoke emotion
This visual feast of a book serves up page after page of luminous color, staccato strokes, fresh perspectives and masterful techniques. It's sure to be an enduring source of awe and inspiration for artists and art lovers alike.