by Ellen Eagle
Revel in the luminous and vibrant qualities of pastel with Ellen Eagles essential course in the history, techniques and practices of the medium. In this comprehensive yet intimate guide, Eagle explores pastels rich but relatively unexamined past, reveals her own personal influences and approaches and guides you toward the discovery and mastery of your own vision. In Pastel Painting Atelier, you will find advice on basic materials, studio practice suggestions, step-by-step demonstrations and more. A magnificent selection of works by masters such as James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Rosalba Carriera, Mary Cassatt and Eugene Delacroix augment this guide, as do works by contemporary artists including Harvey Dinnerstein, Elizabeth Mowry and Daniel Massad. Aimed at serious artists, this guide enlightens, instructs and inspires readers to create brilliant and sensitive works in the historic medium of pastel.