The secrets of classical pastel portraiture shared by Gwenneth Barth, a European master. Gwenneth Barth, a master portraitist whose many important commissions include royalty and government ministers, regularly conducts classes and workshops in Europe and North America. In this instructive and helpful DVD, Gwenneth demonstrates her mastery of the classical pastel portrait from life and, sharing many useful tips and insights along the way, leads you through eight absorbing chapters to the finished portrait. Recommended by the French Pastellists' Society and the Portrait Society of Canada, this step-by-step 'how-to' DVD is must for both novices and experienced artists.
B. Watkin is a highly successful artist and teacher who has exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists, The National Society, The Royal Society of Oil Painters, and the Pastel Society. He has four art instructional DVDs: Pastel Landscapes, Progressing with Pastel, Pastel Techniques and Mood and Atmosphere in Pastel. Barry both uses and recommends his Unison pastel starter sets, and he has carefully selected a range of colours suitable for landscape painting, or general painting for beginners. They are not suitable for flower painting which require special colours.
If this is blues, it's blues in the Billie Holiday sense, not the Muddy Waters one. This is one of Nina Simone's more subdued mid-'60s LPs, putting the emphasis on her piano rather than band arrangements. It's rather slanted toward torch-blues ballads like "Strange Fruit," "Trouble in Mind," Billie Holiday's own composition "Tell Me More and More and Then Some," and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." Simone's then-husband, Andy Stroud, wrote "Be My Husband," an effective adaptation of a traditional blues chant. By far the most impressive track is her frantic ten-minute rendition of the traditional "Sinnerman," an explosive tour de force that dwarfs everything else on the album.