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PASTEL INNOVATIONS - NEW!
by Dawn Emerson

60+ Creative Techniques and Exercises for Painting with Pastels.
From one of our favorite pastel workshop instructors a book on pastel painting techniques that are revolutionary, fun and easy! For beginners considering using pastel for the first time, experienced artists who may feel uninspired, and anyone in between, the skills you will gain with Pastel Innovations will help you build confidence and open your world so you can paint what CAN BE, not just what you THINK is. This book covers an explanation of the basics (expand your artist's vocabulary), has 20 exercises to build off of (grow as an artist), with 40+ pastel painting techniques (including building layers, using monotypes and creating textures) and finally learn approaches for thoughtful self-critique.
Hardcover 160 pages, 8 1/4"x 10 7/8"

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INNOVATEBK Pastel Innovations $21.95 $26.99
LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN PASTEL - NEW!
Techniques & Tips from a Lifetime of Painting
by Elizabeth Mowry

Master pastel artist and teacher Elizabeth Mowry offers both beginners and seasoned artists alike a fresh approach to creating light-filled landscape paintings. Every page is infused with time-tested pastel techniques to convey the distinctive mood, color and majesty of the natural world. You'll learn to translate what you see into what you paint through palette selection, use of materials, value, composition and blending your emotional response to nature's beauty.

Includes:
- The fundamentals of pastel: materials and basic techniques
- 20+ step-by-step demonstrations
- How to keep a nature journal
- The basics of composition
- A five step method for critiquing your own work

Paperback 160 pages, 8 1/4"x10 7/8"

*Landscape Painting in Pastel is an expanded version of an earlier, now out-of-print book that I wrote in 2001 titled The Pastelist's Year. It contains artwork from the former edition, but much of the content has been revised and updated.

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MOWRYBK Landscape Painting in Pastel $26.99 $26.99
THE LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS OF RICHARD MCKINLEY

Longtime fans of Richard McKinley's artwork and writing will for the first time enjoy his classic style of landscapes in one large compilation. Readers will be inspired by McKinley's impressionistic pastels as well as oil paintings, many completed en plein air using his recognizable under-painting style. Each painting is accompanied by a personal story, inspirational advice or teaching-tip, allowing readers an intimate look into McKinley's life as a successful artist and instructor. Hardcover, 208 pages, 10 1/2" x 11 3/4"

Richard McKinley has been a professional artist and teacher for more than 40 years. He's written articles for The Pastel Journal since 2003 and a weekly blog since 2007 titled Pastel Pointers. He is author of the best-selling Pastel Pointers and has produced two North Light DVD's.

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MCKINLEYBK McKinley Landscape Paintings $39.99 $49.99
 
PASTEL PAINTING IS TRANSCENDENTAL
by Alexia Scott

Join in an exploration of how plein air pastel painting can calm your nerves, brighten your day and expand your knowledge of nature and color. Simple illustration and instruction help guide you in painting outside - with words to assist in thinking about what you are seeing. Learn what you can accomplish and learn from nature as you proceed thru the pages, building on each chapter. Paperback 80 pages, 8 1/2"x8 1/2"

 

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TRANSBK Pastel Painting is Transcendental $19.99  
 
PAINTING BRILLIANT SKIES & WATER
IN PASTEL

Secrets to Bringing Light and Life to Your Landscapes
By Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Popular artist and teacher Liz Haywood-Sullivan shares her secrets for painting landscapes in pastels with colorful, light-filled skies and sparkling, realistic water. Start-to-finish demonstrations on painting skies in all types of weather, from morning to night, and water in all its forms, from calm reflective ponds and meandering rivers to whitewater cascades and ocean waves. A simple, clear approach to potentially puzzling concepts such as aerial perspective, angles of light and identification of cloud types.

Step-by-step demonstrations and diagrams bring clarity to the nature of water--how it reflects light and how it moves. Students will learn the types of clouds and weather conditions, and how those create mood. Later chapters show how to place both the sky and water correctly in a landscape.

Paperback 128 pages, 8 1/4"x10 3/4", 300 illustrations.

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BRILLBK Brilliant Skies & Water $26.99  
 
PASTELS UNLEASHED
by Margaret Evans

Margaret Evans shows artists how to UNLEASH the creative power of pastels! She shares her enthusiasm for the pastel medium and her expertise in the properties of pastels. Evans demonstrates the stages: sketching in, blocking in and then building up that lead to a successful painting and then goes on to the wet and dry techniques that really unleash the potential of pastels. She shows how she develops painting ideas from her wonderfully inspiring photographs, workbooks and travel diaries. Includes six beautiful step by step demonstrations. Paperback 144 pages, 8 1/2"x11"

UNLEASHBK Pastels Unleashed $24.95  
 
PASTEL PAINTING STEP-BY-STEP
by Paul Hardy & Margaret Evans

This comprehensive guide to painting with pastels draws on the expertise of three respected artists and includes a rich variety of styles and techniques. Easy to follow instructions show how to master creating tone, color blending, composition and perspective while painting landscapes, water, seascapes and flowers. Each section is accompanied by a selection of paintings by the three featured artists in a rich variety of styles. Includes material from the Step-By-Step Leisure Art series by artists Margaret Evans, Peter Coombs and Paul Hardy. Paperback, 144 pages, 8 1/2"x11"

 

STEPBK Pastels Step-by-Step $19.95  
 
 
PASTEL PAINTING ATELIER
by Ellen Eagle (May, 2013)

Revel in the luminous and vibrant qualities of pastel with Ellen Eagle's essential course in the history, techniques and practices of the medium. Eagle explores pastel's rich past and guides you toward the discovery and mastery of your own vision. Covers advice on materials, studio practice suggestions, the working process, meditation on subject and step-by-step demos. Hardcover 192 pages, 9 1/2 x 11 1/2, lavishly illustrated

ATELIERBK Pastel Painting Atelier $35.00  
 
FINDING YOUR STYLE IN PASTEL
by Jean Hirons

Hirons creates a structured approach to help those fairly new to pastel understand its many possibilities. Beginners and intermediate artists will gain insight into how to take their work to another level and develop a style. The diversity of styles and techniques included make it clear there are many ways to successfully work in pastel. Softcover 200 pages, 8 1/2" x 11"

           
STYLEBOOK Finding Your Style $51.95  
 
PASTEL ARTIST'S BIBLE
by Claire Waite Brown

Discover pastel painting with this hardcover, spiral bound, easy-to-use guide. More than 100 visual sequences reveal key techniques. Includes tips on composing your painting, using color, highlights and shadows, and textured effects. Spiral hardbound 192 pages, 6½"x8¼", over 500 illustrations

 

           
BIBLEBK Pastel Artist's Bible $19.95  
 
 
NOTAN: THE DARK-LIGHT PRINCIPLES
OF DESIGN

by Dorr Bothwell & Marlys Mayfield

Notan is a guiding principle of Eastern art and design, focusing on the interaction between positive and negative space. Solutions will fascinate artists and designers of every level of expertise. Paperback 80 pages,
8 3/8" x 8 1/2", 101 illustrations

           
NOTANBK Notan: Dark-Light Design $8.95  
 
COMPOSITION: UNDERSTANDING LINE, NOTAN AND COLOR
by Arthur Dow

Dow 'wrote the book' on composition exercising an enormous influence on contemporary artists a century ago. His systematic approach to composition is based on harmonic relations between lines, colors and dark and light patterns. Paperback 144 pages, 8 3/8" x 11"

           
COMPOSEBK Understanding Line & Notan $14.95  
 
PASTEL POINTERS
by Richard McKinley
Top 100 Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings

Pastel Pointers is loaded with key insights into the entire pastel process written by one of the countries foremost pastel artists and sought after workshop instructor. Entire chapters dedicated to: Materials, Composition, Light & Color, The Underpainting, Techniques, Plein Air Painting, The Business of Pastel and Fun & Lifelong Learning! Includes a bonus 27-minute DVD workshop with the author. Paperback with 128 pages, is 8 1/4” x 10 7/8” with 115 color photos/illustrations.

           
POINTERBK McKinley Pastel Pointers $26.95  
 
painting with pastels PAINTING WITH PASTELS: EASY TECHNIQUES TO MASTER THE MEDIUM
by Maggie Price

Maggie's book covers everything a beginner needs to know to get started working in pastel, from various surfaces, types of pastels to techniques for applying pastels. Price demonstrates different strokes, blending, layering and mixing media. The book is geared toward beginners but offers a wealth of information to developing and intermediate pastel artists as well. Step-by-step demonstrations by the author and nine other contributing artists! Paperback with 128 pages, is 8 1/2" x 11" with 250 color and 30 b&w illustrations.

           
PRICEBK Painting with Pastels $24.95  
THE PASTEL BOOK
by Bill Creevy

The Pastel Book is the most thorough book on pastel materials and techniques available.  It is appropriate for pastel artists at any level who are looking for more technical information on the medium and how to expand their use of pastel. Paperback with 176 pages, is 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" with 450 color illustrations.

           
PASTELBK The Pastel Book $21.95  
PAINTING THE LANDSCAPE IN PASTEL
by Albert Handell

Painting the Landscape in Pastel is a great book for both beginners and accomplished pastel artists. Handell covers all aspects of creating landscape paintings in pastel by discussing materials, concepts of design, composition and color. He utilizes stepped demonstrations for illustrating specific aspects of the landscape. Paperback with 128 pages, is 9" x 9" with 150 color illustrations.

HANDELLBK Painting the Landscape in Pastel $ 22.95  
landscape meditations  LANDSCAPE MEDITATIONS: An Artist's Guide to Exploring Themes In Landscape Painting
by Elizabeth Mowry

This is a beautiful book by pastel artist Elizabeth Mowry that examines the process of capturing a sense of place through a series of views of a single landscape subject.  Paperback with 160 pages, is 9 1/4" x 9 1/4" with 175 color illustrations.

MEDITBK Landscape Meditations $24.95  

 
WOLF KAHN PASTELS
by Wolf Kahn

Wolf Kahn's Pastels concentrates on how to think about making art rather than on the mechanics. This renowned artist and teacher has written a book that is thought provoking and full of ideas about the process of art making. Hardcover with 156 pages, is 10 1/4" x 9 3/4" with 100 full color illustrations.

 

WOLFKAHN Wolf Kahn Pastels $45.00  
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WOLF KAHN'S AMERICA: AN ARTIST'S TRAVELS
by Wolf Kahn

Wolf Kahn's America explores the country through his paintings and insightful writing. Hardcover with 168 pages, is 10" x 10" with 103 illustrations.

AMERICA Wolf Kahn's America $45.00  
 
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