Author(s): Ellen Eagle
Revel in the luminous and vibrant qualities of pastel with Ellen Eagle's essential course in the history, techniques, and practices of the medium. In this comprehensive yet intimate guide, Eagle explores pastel's rich but relatively unexamined past, reveals her own personal influences and approaches, and guides you toward the discovery and mastery of your own vision. A magnificent selection of works by masters such as James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Eugene Delacroix augment this guide, as do works by contemporary artists including Harvey Dinnerstein and Elizabeth Mowry. Aimed at serious artists, this guide enlightens, instructs, and inspires readers to create brilliant and sensitive works in the historic medium of pastel.
Ellen Eagle is represented by Forum Gallery, New York, and has been shown in the National Academy Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, and in the Lingnan Museum of Fine Arts in China, amongst others. Her paintings and writing have appeared in the New York Times, The Artist's Magazine, the Pastel Journal and numerous other publications. A sought-after teacher, Eagle is on the faculty of the Art Students League of New York and has given workshops throughout the United States and in Italy.