Taking art classes was a big help in getting my art mojo back. It came back in a big way. I added new art medium to my expanding art supply collection. I found new favorites and confirmed non-favorites.
So I’m now in a lull with knowledge and can’t spend all my waking hours on the Internet. What do I do?
I found a really good pastel book:
Can I say it’s beautifully written? It is. It’s also very informative. It has good explanations and wonderful samples of the painting processes and techniques. There’s a variety of subjects it tackles and presents the steps to completing a painting.
This is a book you don’t want to rush through. Right now, I’m studying Light and Shadows (pages 54-57) and will more than likely re-reading this section for the next several days.
I’m also taking notes from this book. I have a notebook that I keep for tips and tricks that I uncover as well as the best art medium, best papers, and techniques.
This book “All About Techniques in Pastel” is a definite keeper and I am glad I bought it in hardback format as I will be keeping it next to my easel.
Now, if I can just find a good one on oil painting….