From foundation to completion, Urania Christy Tarbet, shows you how to use pastel painting techniques to construct a delicate, peaceful slice of time captured at Monets reflecting pond at his garden in Giverny. Tarbet begins her pastel painting lesson by explaining her material preferences. She shares pointers on archiving work and keeping track of pastels. She then tones her pastel surface (Ampersand Pastel Board) to help establish continuity and harmony. She discusses the pros and cons of her composition and demonstrates blocking in the basic shapes of her drawing using simple vine charcoal. Tarbet lays down the basic colors in her painting, preparing the way to capture the subtle color shifts of her subject in subsequent layers. Tarbet uses several time-tested pastel painting techniques to apply her color. She overlaps multiple layers of hues to create an astounding array of subtle greens. She shows you how to reclaim the grit of your drawing surface. Tarbet also points out special considerations to take into account when working with soft pastels, and suggests ways to make clean up and framing easier.
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