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Capturing the Light in Pastel By Lionel Aggett

Capturing the Light in Pastel by Lionel Aggett

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Demonstrates the techniques needed to paint landscapes awash with light and colour. The text includes advice on: supports and materials available to pastellists; marks and techniques which can convey an impression of light; and weather, geography, time of day and season, all of which affect light.

Capturing the Light in Pastel Summary

Capturing the Light in Pastel by Lionel Aggett

Paint pastel landscapes bathed in pale, glowing light and rich, warm colors with the aid of practical instruction from and inspirational finished works by one of the masters of the medium. Learn to capture nature's transient light conditions in order to anchor your work in time and space. Renowned artist Lionel Aggett offers easy-to-follow guidelines for working with pastels, choosing materials, and selecting a subject. He then explains how to approach the challenge of translating the unique effects of both natural and artificial light on paper. Develop your own approach to light, dealing with such variables as weather, geography, time of day, and season. Numerous step-by-step examples and stunning finished paintings will help you achieve a more perceptive and personal response to light conditions, as you develop your practical ability to render your inspiration on paper.

Table of Contents

Soft pastels; pastel papers and supports; application of pastel; the light source; the quality of natural light; the quality of artificial light; the influence of light on colour; the influence of light on tone; absorption of light; capturing the light under various conditions; in search of light.

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Capturing the Light in Pastel by Lionel Aggett
Used - Very Good
David & Charles
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