In Pastel 1, Ken Goldman offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of pastel painting! Inside, you will find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. The author covers a range of popular painting subjects as he introduces a number of basic art concepts and techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated. You will learn how to create subtle textures and master simple blending techniques, as well as how to achieve nuances of color by painting over a base of gray. Next you will be ready for Pastel 2, where you will find step-by-step demonstrations to further your painting skills.