Pastelists: Delight in this new collection of pastel painting resources from expert instructor Alain Picard!
Only available in the North Light Shop, this collection combines the best of pastel instruction with hand-selected art supplies to give you, the artist, everything you need for pastel success.
Alain's three new video workshops, focusing on capturing light and color in pastel, will teach you how to push your landscape, still life, and figure art to the next level. You'll also receive two quarter sheets of toned pastel paper from our kit's sponsor, Savoir Faire. Work along with Alain using the included 14-piece set of pastels from Terry Ludwig Pastel in colors hand selected by the artist. This collection also includes a signed art print from Alain and his paperback book Pastel Basics. Quantities of this beautiful, premium set are limited so order yours today.
Order your collection today and pay only $139.99---that's a savings of 31%!
Learn more about the resources included in this collection:
|Capturing Light and Color: Landscape in Pastel with Alain Picard
Join Alain in this video workshop to learn how to influence the mood of your landscape painting, just by modifying your color scheme. Create color harmony in your pastel painting by limiting your palette to a certain segment of the color wheel, like only warm or only cool colors. You'll also follow along with Alain as he paints a landscape in pastel featuring trees on a hill. You'll see his techniques for layering pastels, blending colors, and working dark to light in pastel.Click here to watch a preview of this video
|Capturing Light and Form: Still Life in Pastel with Alain Picard
Alain starts by introducing you to the basics: how to portray basic objects and how light interacts with them. Study how light wraps around a spherical object and how to portray this in pastels. You'll also learn Alain's method for creating form through the depiction of light, and practice capturing light and shadows in quick value studies. He demonstrates how to set up and add lighting to a scene featuring apples on a piece of glass to compose a still life that has dramatic lighting elements.Click here to watch a preview of this video
|Painting the Figure in Pastel with Alain Picard
Alain Picard teaches you how to paint a figure in pastel with a variety of lighting all in one scene, from bright highlights to deep shadows. You'll learn how to break an image down into simple elements to capture the figure accurately. Plus, you'll learn to paint light and shadows realistically in pastel to give your paintings great form and depth. These elements are what make the finished work pop off the page, rather than looking flat and lifeless.Click here to watch a preview of this video
|Signed Art Print by Alain Picard
Bring inspiration into your studio with this signed print by Alain Picard! This landscape is featured on the cover of the Capturing Light and Color: Landscape in Pastel with Alain Picard workshop DVD--and now it can be featured in your own collection!
|Alain Picard's Capturing Light Pastel Set
This Terry Ludwig Pastel set is exclusive to this kit! Order today and receive Alain's custom Capturing Light pastel set. It includes 14 vibrant shades that pair perfectly with the DVDs included in this kit and was specially crafted for this limited-quantity collection.
|La Carte Pastel Paper
Your Capturing Light with Alain Picard Collection includes two quarter sheets of premium pastel paper from our kit's sponsor, Savoir Faire. The professional acid-free and light fast pastel boards are specifically designed for pastelists. A finely ground mixture of cork and vegetable flakes is applied to the surface of a 200lb card, offering a perfectly soft, uniform surface with a tooth that grabs and holds even the softest pastels. Your collection includes two sheets, each measuring 9.5" x 12.75", in Antique White and Light Blue Gray.
Learn fundamental techniques for using this fun and colorful medium in this paperback guide by Alain Picard.The guide provides an in-depth introduction to color theory and will teach you how to use and blend pastel colors effectively to achieve the desired temperature, mood, and atmosphere, as well as to create depth and movement. Discover how to achieve soft and vibrant effects, render light and shadow, and achieve a range of textures with this delicate and soft medium.
I love it! I read the entire book on the first day. The print is stunning, the DVDs are wonderful and the supplies are great.
Alain Picard's DVDs are what drive this package. They are very well done, they take their time and don't skip important details during the process. Everything else was gravy. For instance, the Terry Ludwig pastels found immediate use in a workshop I attended last weekend and are beautiful. The sanded paper was interesting too and something I can use, but the real surprise, only because I wasn't counting too much on it was the signed print by AP. I am a photographer and own a large format printer and this print was very well done. The colors jump off the page.
I have to admit that the book wasn't anything I would have bought but only because I have several other books covering the same material. It is a decent book though.
All in all, although I bought this package on the spur of the moment, the first half of the still life video provided enough insight watching AP's technique that I was able to paint what the workshop teacher, a member of PSA called my best work to date.
You can't argue with success.
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