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Discussing the obscure technique of “dusting” in last week’s blog post got me thinking about some of the other techniques of pastel application frequently used by artists. Due to the nature of pastel as a dry medium applied in a stick form, pastelists have had to learn to marry traditional drawing and wet painting techniques such as blending, scumbling, glazing, hatching, cross-hatching, feathering to facilitate their needs. Most of these techniques fall under the category of “layering” in which one pastel is applied over, or into, another. Workable fixative, wetting techniques, surface tooth, and the relative hardness/softness of the pastel stick also play a part in the outcome. It serves anyone that is serious about painting with pastel to be well versed in these basic techniques.
Colored pencil is one of the most versatile and easy-to-use mediums around and North Light Books author Ann Kullberg is one of the best. She regularly critiques student work at her website. Here is an excerpt from her most recent North Light Book, Colored Pencil Secrets for Success, which features personal critique sessions.
Patricia Traub’s work, featured in The Artist’s Magazine (September 2013) moved me and left me feeling introspective. I’ll let you read the article for yourself to learn how she “depicts humans as protectors alongside endangered species and unwanted pets,” but until you do, I’d like to share some of her painting and composition techniques.
Egg tempera artist Koo Schadler used a host of techniques to create Purple Finch and Bachelor Buttons. Learn how she approached her egg tempera painting process and achieved her many textural effects with this step-by-step demonstration.
One of the most alluring aspects of painting is color. Science has proven that the appearance of color is based in light. White light is made up of a full spectrum of color. A trifecta of energy, surface and human perception come together to produce the phenomenon. Since no two individuals perceive color in quite the same way, no two artists will represent it in the same fashion. Some choose to paint with bold expressive palettes of intense color saturation, while others choose a subtle, more muted palette of neutral color. Ultimately, what makes the representation of color work in a painting is the appearance of harmony.