Description - Pastel Innovations by Dawn Emerson
60 Techniques and Exercises for Painting with Pastels It's a pastel revolution! Popular instructor Dawn Emerson teaches how to use innovative and unique pastel painting techniques including printmaking and other underpainting techniques used by Degas in a way that makes them accessible to all artists. You will learn how to create pastel paintings using fun and different techniques. You will feel inspired as you learn new approaches to using pastel to build up layers and reveal layers incorporating monotypes as underpaintings. You will learn methods for creating texture that cannot be duplicated by drawing or painting, providing new ways to vary edges, explore line, use layers and colour and use storytelling. You will follow along with fun and creative exercises as you expand your vocabulary using methods of design and creativity to create beautiful paintings. Every step-by-step lesson has been designed and tested for effectiveness in the author's popular workshops. And each lesson will address specific elements of design, give a time allotment, provide group discussion topics and a list of questions in order to evaluate results. AUTHOR: Dawn Emerson has been a pastel workshop instructor for twenty years and has taught drawing and design to all ages and levels. After moving to Oregon in 1991, she became an artist in residence for public schools and studied pastel with workshop instructors like Harley Brown, Doug Dawson, Sally Strand, Albert Handell and others. She achieved signature status from the PSWC and PSA in 1997 and became a signature member of the American Academy of Equine. She has been in three Strokes of Genius books and has written numerous articles for 'Pastel Journal'. SELLING POINTS: Includes over 40 step-by-step exercises and demonstrations. This artist's style is very comparable to Debora Stewart, pastel artist and author of Abstract Art Painting, which sold very well. Pastel artists are a small, but dedicated group. There are approximately 75 different pastel societies throughout the US, and new artists and organizations start up all the time. The recent Degas show at New York's Museum of Modern Art has resulted in more people becoming aware of this style of pastel painting. Titles from active members of the pastel community show steady sales. Strong out of the gate and steady moving forward. 250 colour illustrations and photos
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(275mm x 209mm x mm)
North Light Books
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Author Biography - Dawn Emerson
Dawn Emerson, Terrebonne, OR, has been a workshop instructor for twenty years. She holds signature status from PSWC and PSA and has won numerous major awards. Dawn's work is featured in Strokes of Genius and she has written numerous articles for Pastel Journal.
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