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Painting With Pastels

Come enjoy the art of pastel painting with beloved workshop instructor Maggie Price. In this step-by-step guide, she teaches you everything you need to know to make the most of this accessible art form. From selecting the right materials to learning the fundamentals of composition, Maggie starts with the basics and progresses [...]

Raw Colour with Pastels

Unlike many art instruction books that focus on capturing realistic images, this unusual title offers inspiration and instruction on using pastels to translate landscapes into evocative abstractions. Putting emphasis on the pure-pigment aspect of pastels, award-winning artist Mark Leach offers exciting insights into the powerful connection between color and feeling. Designed for [...]

Watercolor Without Boundaries: Exploring Ways to Have Fun With Watercolor

Create stronger and livelier paintings by learning to balance control and spontaneity.This book presents more than fifty ways to inspire and motivate artists of all levels to play with watercolor and mixed media. Painting “outside the lines” is a tremendously freeing experience and will prove to be a key factor in your [...]

Color Harmonies: Paint Watercolors Filled with Light

Simple secrets for colors that sing Don’t settle for colors that just sit there. Inspired by the work of the great Impressionists, Color Harmonies shows you how to use analogous colors (colors next to each other on the color wheel) and their complements to achieve lively, glowing effects. By keeping palette-mixing to [...]

Painting Sunlight and Shadow with Pastels

Infuse your paintings with light and life!Whether you work outdoors or indoors, understanding the effects of light and shadow is key to making your art lifelike and engaging. Rather than providing a one-size-fits-all recipe for painting light, this book shows you how to capture the particular ambient qualities of any scene before [...]

Painting Sunlight and Shadow with Pastels: Essential Techniques for Brilliant Effects

Infuse your paintings with light and life!Whether you work outdoors or indoors, understanding the effects of light and shadow is key to making your art lifelike and engaging. Rather than providing a one-size-fits-all recipe for painting light, this book shows you how to capture the particular ambient qualities of any scene before [...]

Painting with Pastels: Easy Techniques to Master the Medium

Come enjoy the art of pastel painting with beloved workshop instructor Maggie Price. In this step-by-step guide, she teaches you everything you need to know to make the most of this accessible art form. From selecting the right materials to learning the fundamentals of composition, Maggie starts with the basics and progresses [...]

Paint Watercolors that Dance with Light

Discover simple and effective techniques that will infuse your watercolor paintings with stunning highlights and vivid depths, all demonstrated in clear step-by-step exercises. Inside you will learn how to:Create paintings brimming with color using transparent layering techniquesInnovate with masking materials to create crisp edges and eye-catching light effectsUse tone and contrast to [...]