Saturday, November 20, 2010
Richard McKinley's Pastel Pointers
I read his Pastel Pointers blog weekly. (Don't you?) So you would think I wouldn't want the book, right? He even said, "It's everything you have heard for years." But no, I LOVE the book. The book is aimed at pastel artists, yet it has great information for oil painters as well. Most of it is reminders of what I know...but who doesn't need reminders of what they know.... and forget to do? A MUST read for a pastelist. Read his simple concrete explanation of simultaneous contrast, determining value and value benchmarks. Try the 6 exercises for discovering a series. ( I will.) But whatever you do...buy the book. Buy in from Dakota, North Light Shop or Amazon.