Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Art of Painting in Pastel Review & GIVEAWAY

I'm reading a brand new copy of The Art of Painting in Pastel by Leonard Richmond and J. Littlejohns. This art instruction book was first published over 100 years ago and is still sought after today. It's about the fundamentals of painting in pastel. This new 9 x 11",  118 page paperback was released May 17, 2017 from Dover Publications. It contains the following bibliographical note, "This Dover edition, first published in 2017, is a slightly altered unabridged republication of the work originally published as Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., London c 1917." Leonard Richmond (1889 - 1965), a British artist and author, wrote a series of very popular art instruction books with co-author J. Littlejohns. The frontispiece titled "Bricklayers" and introduction are by distinguished muralist Frank Brangwyn (1867 –1956), an Anglo-Welsh artist. He states "... there is, as Messrs. Richmond and Littlejohns so ably point out in the following pages, practically no limit to its powers as a means of artistic expression." Like the 1930 edition it includes 15 black and white illustrations and 39 tipped-in color illustrations. This book is suitable for students of art and artists. Get your copy below!


CONTENTS
Introduction

CHAPTERS
The Three Methods
Still Life
Flowers
Landscape
Landscape (continued)
Landscape (concluded)
Figure
The Preservation of Pastels
Materials

BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
Trees
Trees
Hilly Districts
Flat Districts
Hints of Arrangement
Hints of Arrangement
Further Suggestion on Composition

COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS
"Bricklayers" by Frank Brangwyn, A.R.A. -  Frontispiece

STILL LIFE
Blue China Pot, Shell, Etc.
Jug, Glass and Apples 
Dolls, Monkey, and Golliwog
Books, Bowl, and Flowers

FLOWERS
White Marguerites
Blue Cornflowers
Scarlet Poppies 
Hydrangeas (Plain Background)
Hydrangeas (Ornate Background)

LANDSCAPE
An Elm
Cottages
Shadow Cast on White Wall 1
Shadow Cast on White Wall 2 
Shadow Cast on White Wall 3

COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS
Elm Trees 1
Elm Trees 2
Trees and Water 1
Trees and Water 2
Sunshine 1
Sunshine 2
A White Canal Bridge
Old Houses, Folkestone
Study of Straw in Sunlight and Shadow, with Farm Buildings
A Breezy Day at Watchet, Somerset
Chalk Cliffs on South Coast
Canal Barges at Brentford
The Quarry

FIGURE
Her Ladyship
E. J. H.
The Jovial Philosopher
The Volendam Fisherman
"Eighty"
The Professor
Abscent
Matilda
Maisie
The Green Shawl
The Dutch Baby
The Vermillion God


Excerpt from pages 20 and 21, image and accompanying text.
Chapter 3. Flowers. 
Scarlet Poppies.
J. Littlejohns Pastel 1927.

     "The main purpose of this example is to indicate the importance of the toned paper as a modifying factor.
     The strongest crimsons and vermilions were used unsparingly but the result is not garish, because of the counteracting influence of the dull, dark paper left between most of the strokes  less in the brighter parts than in the shadows.
     Note that, while the general contour of each petal is curved, the strokes are frankly straight, serving to give that crispness which is so characteristic of this flower."


Out of print no more!

The Art of Painting in Pastel is available worldwide at Dover Publications. Dover, Great Books, Variety & Value Since 1941. Check out their catalog at Dover Publications. Dover has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until September 25, 2017. Canada & USA. Good luck!


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