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Painting with Pastels: Easy Techniques to Master the Medium Paperback – May 18, 2007
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About the Author
Maggie Price is the co-founder, former editor and current contributor of The Pastel Journal. She currently conducts her own workshops on painting with pastels in the US and other countries, and is an active member in numerous art societies. Visit her website at www.maggiepriceart.com.
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If I were attempting to paint in pastels for the first time - or, if like me, you would like to kick your pastel painting up a notch, BUY THIS BOOK. You will be delighted!
Highly recommend this one!
I'd highly recommend this as a solid reference.
That being said there is an issue with the printing quality.
The is printed in China (go figures) and it shows. On almost every single image, except perhaps the cover, there is a distinct bronzing problem with the colors.
Depending on how it's held in the light you can see the edges around various parts of the image light up in reflection. These are not the quality reproductions of images you'd see with a lot of other books by different publishers. The quality is sub-par.
This same issue occurs in certain pigmented inkjet printers when using glossy paper. The micro-encapsulation of the ink particles reflects certain type of light to produce this effect and is always an issue when making high quality prints on this type of paper.
As I said earlier, the information in the book and Ms. Price's explanations are wonderful but perhaps they should have it printed in a country where quality control is taken seriously.
It's a shame that such nice images has to have this effect.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book does NOT cover oil pastels. You are not told this until the first page AFTER you buy it.Published 4 months ago by KenCoon
An excellent resource for anyone with an interest in working with pastels.Published 5 months ago by Mark E. Tooher
She was one of the best, and her book is full of helpful tips and solid techniques to help a pastel artist improve and grow.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Maggie Price was a beautiful painter and a great teacher...this book is a pleasure to read and learn from.Published 13 months ago by Diana G.
By far and away, my favorite of all the pastel books! Not just tips and techniques, but good information about the various types of pastels and even includes mention of oil... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Betty Smith
Great book that explains the basics of working with pastels clearly and simply. Includes instructions on how to make your own sanded surface, expands on techniques used by... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Adventuresmom