There is very little out there on the internet that has everything you need to know about pastel painting. So what I have done is written four books – a manual and three different "how to" books which will help you, depending on what it is you are wanting to learn.
This book is the ultimate in getting to know all about pastels, but not only that, it also covers things like:
WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to composition of your painting.
You’ll discover in just a few short minutes how to blend and scumble as well as other techniques.
6 time tested and proven strategies for storing and framing your finished masterpiece.
7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for caring for your pastels.
A pennies on the dollar approach to different types of surfaces you can paint on.
The once famous, but forgotten secret that instantly allows you to understand the importance of value…
This really is a "step by step" The pages in this book are filled with each small step I do in order to paint a pastel portrait. So here you’ll learn:
Here’s a look at a couple of pages from the Step by Step With a Pastel Portait book.
Now not everyone likes to paint portraits, so here we have a Pastel Scene. Just like the Portrait book, it’s a step by step instruction on how to start using pastels to paint.
Many people love still life paintings whether the subject is a vase of flowers or a more complicated table of assorted items. This book gives you the step by step process of painting a still life….nothing too overwhelming and great if you are a beginner.
With the manual, Pastel Painting Secrets book get absolutely free my "Selling Your Artwork" book. This is a great addition to your art library as it will help to uncover the mysteries of selling any of your artwork in whatever medium you choose.
The Step by Step With a Pastel Portrait the bonus free book is "Pan Pastels: A Pastel Revolution" Pan pastels are a wonderful medium and have the beauty of both pastels and paint.
The free book with the Step by Step With a Pastel Scene? Well it has to be "Step by Step With a Pastel Landscape". Combine the two and you’ll have much more help when doing any scene within any landscape.
Step by Step With a Pastel Still Life has a great free book that will really help you with your still life compositions. "Step by Step Setting Up a Still Life Composition" takes you through the how to on a budget.
Because, every bit of these eBooks are packed with the techniques, tips and information on pastel painting that has taken me years to learn.
I haven’t had too much time lately so haven’t read your book properly, just glanced through it, but I have been reading the advice you gave about the portfolios and have to say, I did learn so much, so thank you for that. Kath Robertson – Scotland
You forgot one thing. All we need to start painting is "just pastels, a board and some paper, " and your book.
I’m loving it girl, just wish I had more time to work on the paintings. Thank you so very much for all the time and effort you’ve put in and I’m sure everyone who orders your book will be just as happy as I am.
I will continue to keep in touch and maybe I’ll send you a picture or two. I only have one finished pastel so far, but plan on lots more. I’m also doing acrylics.
I just wanted to thank you and let you know how very much I’m enjoying your books, especially this new one "Step By Step With a Pastel Portrait." Wow, what an eye opener.
As you may recall, I’ve only done portraits with my handy dandy pencil and best friend, the eraser, in my younger years, but I have never worked with color.
I have also done a small amount of sculpting with clay, which I loved since I worked the details in with my hands. So, I decided to try my hand at pastels.
Well… I got to use my hands alright, but soon realized that I didn’t know NUTIN about values, layering, blending, smudging, and so on. Then I just happened to see your books on line and thought, "give it a try girl, nothing to loose here."
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you what your guidance has done for me since it so plainly shows in my work… it speaks for itself, please see attached photos, one attempt of my niece and the other of my hubby.
I painted my husband with your step by step method, he looks so cute, and I’m so proud that I can’t stand myself!
I cannot begin to tell you how you’ve made my "pastel painting adventure" so much more enjoyable and freed my spirit. Thank you, thank you… these words need to be repeated. I just know that I’m now going to get even better at working with pastels, your books have given me that confidence.
I can’t wait to get started on my other family members portraits, as a matter of fact, I should probably redo my before paintings as well.
Just a quick note to let you know I’ve read the step by step portrait book and it’s great. I’ve spent the last couple of days putting what I’ve learnt into practice by painting another portrait of Maisie. (I really want to get her right so it can be framed and put on the wall at home.) I’m now spending more time and thought on my paintings and I hope when you see this latest… Read more…