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Painting Skies in Pastel by Sandra Orme

Painting Skies in Pastel by Sandra Orme is a fantastic guide to creating dramatic clouds and atmospheric skyscapes using soft pastels. It’s the ideal book for beginners as it helps build a foundation of skills enabling you to create your own convincing skies. Whether it’s glowing, rich sunsets or bright clouds on a blustery day.

Both practical and inspiring, this title by Sandra Orme offers great insight into her practice and teaches a complete course in soft pastel painting fundamentals. You’ll learn the key aspects of colour that are so important to creating an atmospheric sky; from how to retain vibrancy to avoiding muddy colour mixes.

Work along to a series of step-by-step projects, each of which focuses on a particular technique or effect. Each project is complemented by a series of photographs both before and after blending for added clarity. The book finishes with the ‘Sky Clinic’ section, offering more specialist and technical help to solve some of the problems you might encounter.

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  • Learn how to paint skies with Soft Pastels

  • Covers all the basics of soft pastel painting, making it great for beginners.

  • Includes 6 step-by-step project that increase in complexity.

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