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All soft pastel painting enthusiasts will benefit from this in-depth instruction manual from three respected and well-loved pastel artists. Starting with advice on materials, it moves on to pastel basics such as color mixing, adding water to pastels, blending, adding tone, and using a limited palette. There are sections that include landscape painting with advice on composition and painting trees and water, how to capture light in pastels, and how to paint flowers. Throughout, the art of painting in pastels is taught through 13 beautiful, easy-to-follow projects; each section is accompanied by step-by-step photographs and instructions and a selection of inspirational paintings in a rich variety of styles by the three featured artists.