Get started painting in pastels with this expansive bundle including four articles about using pastel mediums and two video workshops with essential techniques for pastel artists.
Color and Value Secrets for Successful Pastels with Colleen Howe [VIDEO DOWNLOAD]
In this workshop Colleen shows you how making good choices at the beginning of the painting process will lead to great paintings! Follow along with exercises on how to make a powerful composition. Practice a variety of value combinations to explore which arrangements make maximum impact. Learn how to wow your viewers with the right color combinations. Then translate your value and color techniques into a stunning finished landscape painting, following along with Colleen step by step.
Underpainting Techniques for Successful Pastels with Stephanie Birdsall [VIDEO DOWNLOAD]
From start to finish you'll follow along with Stephanie Birdsall as she guides you through four complete, and different styles of pastel underpainting in this video download. This easily downloadable format makes learning new pastel painting techniques fast, easy and fun. A full pastel painting demonstration not only shows you how to make the most of your pastel underpaintings but also covers important topics such as using alcohol to spread color, keep your colors clean and set up strong compositions every time.
Ensure vibrant, colorful, reliable results every time you visit your pastel painting work space. Download Underpainting Techniques for Successful Pastels with Stephanie Birdsall and watch these great lessons come to life before your eyes.
Mediapedia: Oil Pastels [ARTICLE DOWNLOAD]
Looking to get started in oil pastels? Mediapedia is your go-to resource for learning the ins and outs of using the medium. In this downloadable article from The Artist's Magazine you'll find tips and techniques for using oil pastels, answers to frequently asked questions, information about safety and cleanup, and lists of must-have tools and suggested surfaces
Supports, Grounds & Underpaintings [ARTICLE DOWNLOAD]
Get it right from the ground up with McKinley's expert advice on choosing the right pastel supports, mixing a good handmade ground and brushing on an effective underpainting.
Color Concepts [ARTICLE DOWNLOAD]
A passion for color--when combined with an understanding of some basic color theory--is great ammunition for more powerful pastel paintings. Here, artist Maggie Price walks us through some key color concepts: hue and intensity, value and contrast, color temperature, simultaneous contrast, and more.
Make the Most of Mistakes [ARTICLE DOWNLOAD]
Don't let mistakes bring a painting to a standstill. Rescue seemingly doomed pastel paintings by learning to understand--and repair--your mistakes. In this article, McKinley offers solutions for paintings that are too dark, too light, or that suffer from muddy color, hard edges or too much pastel.
Mediapedia: Pastel [ARTICLE DOWNLOAD]
Looking to get started in pastel? Mediapedia is your go-to resource for learning the ins and outs of using the medium. In this downloadable article from The Artist's Magazine you'll find tips and techniques for using pastels, answers to frequently asked questions, information about safety and cleanup, and lists of must-have tools and suggested surfaces.