Pastels are a unique tool, and Beginning Pastel is the perfect introductory resource for artists just getting started in this colorful medium. Beginning Pastel guides beginning artists through an exploration of pastel techniques and step-by-step projects for a comprehensive and approachable overview of the vibrant and unique pastel medium. From choosing the right paper, pastels, and colors, to basic techniques like blending, gradating, and masking, Beginning Pastel is the perfect resource for artists just getting started in the world of pastels. Starting with a blank canvas, each stroke and technique is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated.Master key concepts quickly, and then promptly put them into practice through simple step-by-step exercises. Often considered an advanced medium, Beginning Pastel makes the tricky task of drawing in pastel accessible and achievable for any artist.
Paul Pigram is a full-time professional artist specializing in pastel painting. A resident of North Wales, Paul is passionate about painting landscapes and seascapes inspired by his own stunning backdrop, which includes Snowdonia National Park and the world-famous Bodnant Garden. His pastel-painting workshops, which are geared toward artists of all skill levels and routinely sell out, focus on sharing tips and techniques for perfecting pastel painting. Find out more at www.paulpigram.co.uk.