“Flattmann seamlessly advances through the process of creation while offering invaluable advice on every aspect.”
“Highly recommended for those looking for the guidance of a master artist.”
For more than forty years, world-renowned artist Alan Flattmann has used pastels to capture the world around him in vibrant hues. His works reflect what he refers to as the modern pastel renaissance, an era that deviates from the traditionally perceived seventeenth-century use of pastels. Veering away from the conventional practice of using light tints and delicate touch to produce powdery coiffures, the modern pastel renaissance approaches its subjects with passion and color, attracting new audiences to the craft.
Flattmann’s masterpieces now illustrate this detailed manual, which has served as a standard textbook for pastel techniques since its first publication in 1987. New paintings and photographs display methods involving lighting, palette, pigments, grounds, and preservation. With the skill of a master, Flattmann carries the reader from basic concept to advanced practices, all the while capturing the essence of the craft. Beginners and serious students alike find Flattmann’s knowledgeable instruction and passionate advice indispensable.
About the Author
Alan Flattmann has an international reputation and his own line of pastel colors, CITYSCAPES, manufactured by Great American Artworks. Flattmann has received numerous major awards and honors, including his 2006 induction into the Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame (the most important honor a pastel artist can receive). In 2001, he won first place for landscape in the Inaugural Pastel Artist International Magazine Awards for World Wide Excellence. Recognized as one of America’s most outstanding and gifted artists, Flattmann has also received the 1996 American Artist Art Masters Award for pastels. September 28, 2002, was the first official Alan Flattmann Day in New Orleans, Louisiana. This honor, awarded by the mayor of New Orleans, was given in recognition of Flattmann’s decades of success painting the historic New Orleans French Quarter. His work has been featured in Alan Flattmann’s French Quarter Impressions, written by John R. Kemp and produced by Pelican.
THE ART OF PASTEL PAINTING
By Alan Flattmann
ART / Study & Teaching
ART / Techniques / Pastel Drawing
152 pp. 8 1/4 x 11
132 color illus. 31 b/w illus. Index