Pastels are an extremely versatile and immediate medium. These characteristics can lead to bold, exciting and impromptu paintings, however, their responsive, flexible nature can also be used to create subtle, gentle colour with little or no texture. This practical book will guide you through the full scope of painting in pastels and explain particularly how they can be used to capture light, colour and texture. With step-by-step instructions in a wide range of subject matter, Painting in Pastels will be invaluable for beginners and experienced artists alike. In it, the techniques are demonstrated and explained; advice is given on subject selection and composition; emphasis is placed on light, tone and colour; and there are sections on painting landscapes, coastal scenery, interiors, still life, figures and portraits. Superbly illustrated with 274 colour illustrations.