A practical guide to painting in pastel from one of Britain's foremost pastel artists. Stage-by-stage demonstrations and detailed explanation of the paintings and sketches illustrated reveal the full potential of this exciting medium. Pastel is an ideal "next step" for anyone learning to draw or paint. Aubrey Phillips emphasizes the spontaneity and freedom of using pastels which are excellent for outdoor work because so little equipment is needed. Beginning with some simple demonstrations of colour and texture, he goes on to explore a range of themes, showing a wide variety of paintings and sketches (including some stage-by-stage demonstration paintings) and giving detailed explanations of the colours and methods used. Topics include composition, water, skies, distance and space, trees, light and shade and working indoors.