Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Art Book of the Week: #1

Black Creek Arts Council and Burry Bookstore are teaming up to bring you Art Book of the Week. All books chosen are in stock at Burry Bookstore on Carolina Avenue in Hartsville. The first book is:

The Pastel Artist's Bible: An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist

Discover the unique joys of pastel painting with this easy-to-use guide to one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. More than 100 visual sequences reveal key techniques such as mixing, blending, scumbling, sgraffito, hatching and feathering. Includes tips on composing your painting, using color, adding highlights and shadows, and creating textured effects. Step-by-step demonstrations show how to approach a range of subjects from landscapes and flowers to portraits and still life.

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