Pastel Painting – Book Review

If you want a book to help you develop your technique when painting with pastels, this is definitely the book to choose.  A step by step guide, it is extremely comprehensive covering a wide range of styles and techniques. 

You can learn how to master creating tone, color blending, composition and perspective.  Then there are the individual sections on projects like painting landscapes, seascapes or flowers which give inspiration as well as useful tuition. 

There are 13 separate demonstrations which can be followed including using photographs and sketches, painting an old tree, a step by step guide to developing atmosphere when painting a moonlit stroll and even painting potted plant.  The book links together the skills of three artists who bring their specialist knowledge to each subject covered.  

An very useful book for both novices and more experienced artists.