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01-27-2010, 05:35 PM
Hi All,

I have been taking a few classes and workshops in pastel, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend some good books for reference (art or technique)

01-27-2010, 06:42 PM
Hi All... I was wondering if anyone could recommend some good books for reference (art or technique)
Hi jpkoel! Some recent threads that might be of interest:
-- Looking for Landscape Pastel Instructional books? (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=572127)
-- Best Pastel Books (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=496175)
-- A question about pastel technique books (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137107)
-- what are some good books in pastels for this?? (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179183)

A search in Amazon is here (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_adv_b/?search-alias=stripbooks&unfiltered=1&field-keywords=pastels&field-author=&field-title=&field-isbn=&field-publisher=&node=1&url=&field-feature_browse-bin=&field-binding_browse-bin=&field-subject=&field-language=&field-dateop=&field-datemod=&field-dateyear=&sort=relevancerank&Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.x=29&Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.y=8). There are some books listed on the Squidoo page here (http://www.squidoo.com/pastels). And my own list is here (http://jan777.blogspot.com/2008/11/pastels-book-list.html).

Hope this helps!


Paula Ford
01-27-2010, 08:26 PM
Welcome to the Pastel Forum!!!

1. Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting by John F. Carlson
2. Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Payne
3. Alla Prima by Richard Schmid
4. The Painterly Approach: An Artist's Guide To Seeing, Painting And Expressing by Bob Rohm
5. The Pastelist's Year: Painting the Four Seasons in Pastel by Elizabeth Mowry
6. Landscape Meditations by Elizabeth Mowry
7. The Poetic Landscape by Elizabeth Mowry
8. Painting the Landscape in Pastel by Albert Handell and Anita Louise West
9. Intuitive Light by Albert Handell and Leslie Trainor Handell
10. Painting Better Landscapes by Margaret Kessler
11. Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color by Kevin Macpherson
12. Landscape: A Guide to Drawing and Painting Nature by Richard McDaniel
13. Pastels Painting Workshop by Jackie Simmonds
14. Painting with Pastels by Maggie Price
15. The Art of Pastel Painting by Alan Flattmann

01-27-2010, 10:53 PM
Thanks for your help! I think I will head to the library and take a glance through some of these before I buy