Monday, November 16, 2009

Richard McKinley

The Cove 14x14

Name: Richard McKinley PSA
Bio: McKinley says:"I was born in the Rogue Valley of Oregon and spent my youth growing up with the rivers and mountains that form this special place. It is from these subjects that I receive inspiration. "
Media: Pastel, oil
Subjects: "My goal is to capture a piece of the spontaneous dance of light across the palette of nature"
PublishedPastel Pointers, North Light 2010. ISBN 9781440308390.
Richard McKinley has been a professional artist for over 35 years. Factor in nearly as many years of teaching experience, and that adds up to a whole lot of know-how to share. In Pastel Pointers, he lays it all out: information on tools, materials, color, composition, landscape elements, finishes and more.

  • Compiles the best of McKinley's popular Pastel Pointers blog and Pastel Journal columns

  • Covers frequently asked questions ("How do I achieve natural-looking greens?") and simple solutions to common problems, such as excess pigment buildup

  • Includes a chapter on "The Business of Pastels"—tips for framing, shipping, preparing for gallery shows, and otherwise representing your work in a professional manner

  • This book covers everything from the fundamentals to get you going (how to lay out your palette, create an underpainting, evoke luminous effects) to inspirations that will keep you growing (plein air painting, working in a series, keeping a painting journal). 

    Richard does a weekly blog for the Pastel Journal magazine entitled "Pastel Pointers." This has formed the basis for his book. (See side panel)
    Style: Plein air
    Navigation: Links remain at top of page
    Gallery: Organised by medium, and by recent or archved
    Image view: Gallery thumbnails enlarge on new page. Images may be saved up to 600x483, 123 KB
    Demos: No
    Blog: Yes, at Pastel Pointers
    Ebay: No

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