'Michelle Dujardin is a Dutch artist and writer. She’s the loving mother of a beautiful daughter. She loves to feel connected to people, animals and nature. In her paintings and drawings she tries to capture their soul.
Michelle studied Psychology at the University of Leiden, which helped her to understand the workings of the human mind. In Buddhism she found the more complete view on life as a whole she was looking for. When she discovered Zen drawing she found a way to express herself and the beauty of her daily life.
Her fist book called ‘het zen tekenboek’ was published in Dutch by Asoka (nowadays Milinda publishers) in the Netherlands in 2012.
In her books and courses, she hopes to inspire other people to find the joy in their life by starting to draw the things they love in a simple, down to earth and playful way.
You'll learn how to: Create depth and movement with color Paint using a range of strokes Blend colors to create luminous skies, reflections and more Underpaint to achieve brilliant light and deep shadows Mix pastels with watercolor and gouache to create fluid effects Create new compositions from photographs In addition to step-by-step guidance, you'll be inspired by the work of ten nationally renowned pastel artists. Their contributions to this book illustrate the limitless possibilities of pastel painting and offer additional insight for working with this versatile medium. Maggie also includes dozens of helpful sidebars to help you save time, avoid mistakes and work more efficiently.
With its blend of visual instruction, thorough guidance and breathtaking artwork, this is the only guide you need to experience the joy and satisfaction of painting with pastels.