Artist Daily publishes free Pastel Painting Techniques eBook

Loveland, Colo.: Artist Daily offers a free eBook dedicated to the art of pastel painting and pastel drawing with tips to learn how to paint with pastels by focusing on the generous color effects offered by this medium.
Jan. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- The free eBook can be downloaded online:
The free eBook offers instructions for artists to learn how to paint with pastels using an impressionistic handling of pastel pigments, and get expert tips and pastel painting techniques.  Pastel Painting Techniques: Making Color Work in Every Pastel Drawing, artists can discover proven tips to improve pastel painting and pastel drawings by learning one artist’s dynamic approach to capturing color with pastels. Master pastel artist, Frank Frederico has been called a contemporary Impressionist, because he embraces the untamed use of color in his pastel paintings. Color is certainly a wonderful tool, but one that must be addressed head-on and early in the painting process. His highly regarded pastel paintings (including landscapes and portraits) celebrate color in a truly unique way, one that he gladly shares with pastel artists alike. Some tips covered in more detail in the free pastel painting lessons are:

-   Use glaze and underpaint to intensify color effects
-   Create excitement through contrasting or complementary hues
-   Enhance the interaction of shapes and values

When painting pastel landscapes or pastel portraits, it is the way the colors contrast each other that will create the vibrant effect pastels are loved for. Pastels are made of pure powdered pigment, their strokes on the surface and the way colors combine in a composition is unique to the medium.

Pastel portraits and pastel landscapes can be labeled as both “pastel paintings” or “pastel drawings”. Pastel is a medium that definitely blurs the defining line between drawing and painting. Drawing with pastels will result in a finished piece that resembles more a painting than a drawing. Artist Daily doesn’t find the distinction necessary. The free pastel eBook explores pastel painting techniques that will allow artists to express a love of color with intensity and dynamism in any pastel drawing compositions.

The free eBook can be downloaded online:  
Source: Artist Daily,

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