Do your holiday shopping now from the comfort of your own home, and you can have everything wrapped, tagged and ready to go without navigating any traffic hassles or crowds! Our “Fabulous Gifts for Artists | The Pastel Artist’s Edition” will help you find the perfect gift for your favorite pastel artist … or yourself!
Check out more hot holiday gift lists from the editors of ArtistsNetwork.com.
1. PASTEL TECHNIQUES FOR PLEIN AIR PAINTING WITH STEPHANIE BIRDSALL DVD
Give the gift of a pastel painting workshop with pastel artist Stephanie Birdsall. In this DVD, you can “venture outdoors” with the artist to observe the basics of painting a landscape on location. Learn how to choose a subject, make a sketch, record color notes, and ready your setup for a wonderful experience painting under the sun. Plus, viewers benefit from Birdsall’s lessons on handling value, color and more along the way!
Even better, pair the gift with one of Birdsall’s other DVDs.
2. PASTEL JOURNAL 2012 ANNUAL: SIX ISSUES ON CD
What better stocking stuffer for fans of Pastel Journal magazine? With the annual CD, you can access a full year’s worth of articles in the studio, on your laptop, anywhere you go. Plus, you can use the search function to find the articles you want to revisit. If you fret about a print copy going missing, having all six 2012 issues on CD will ease your mind.
Add a little color to your favorite pastelist’s life. Artist Colleen Howe demystifies the overwhelming range of color possibilities so that your artist friend can make the best choices for vibrant, clean color with pastels. In this DVD, she will paint a pastel landscape from start to finish, offering tips on color characteristics, composition, underpainting with wet media, layering color, using edges to lead the eye and more. If your friend likes this DVD, then you might consider this as a birthday gift: Color and Value Secrets for Successful Pastels With Colleen Howe DVD.
Give your pastel pal an inspirational tour of America, as seen from the eyes of 89 top contemporary American landscape artists. These masters of the landscape not only share their favorite images, but they also reveal their personal experience with the work, techniques and processes they use to capture the country’s forests, deserts, rural settings and coastal beaches.
Want to introduce a friend or relative to the beautiful world of pastels? This value pack is the perfect starter set. On the Three Stages for Successful Pastel Paintings DVD, noted pastel artist Richard McKinley demonstrates how to break a painting into three stages—sensitivity (concept), serendipity (underpainting) and solve (response and resolution)—to get beautiful results. The addition of the Sennelier Soft Pastel Set of 12 (Introductory Colors) is the perfect complement, providing a great package to jumpstart the painting process.
The sky’s the limit for your gift recipient! In this DVD workshop, artist Liz Haywood-Sullivan shares her tips and tricks for painting clouds and skies in pastel. Each pastel painting exercise—mastering aerial perspective, introducing the right values and colors, and painting lost and found edges—uncovers a new approach to creating different types of skies.
Gifting your favorite pastel painter with a digital tablet this year? Preload it with a digital subscription to Pastel Journal. Or, if your artist friend likes to go paper-free, a digital subscription makes a great virtual “must-read” addition.
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