Artist's Hints and Tips: Drawing and Painting Landscapes

Artist's Hints and Tips: Drawing and Painting Landscapes

by Albany Wiseman
     
 

Illustrated with dozens of stimulating examples, filled with gems of advice, and bound in a handy pocket-size volume perfect for carrying with the paints and canvas, this mini master class in depicting landscapes is just what every artist needs. It covers every basic tool, material, and medium, including gouache, watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels, pen and ink, and

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Illustrated with dozens of stimulating examples, filled with gems of advice, and bound in a handy pocket-size volume perfect for carrying with the paints and canvas, this mini master class in depicting landscapes is just what every artist needs. It covers every basic tool, material, and medium, including gouache, watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels, pen and ink, and pencils. Learn how to work with different papers, use perspective to convey scenic vistas, make the most of a sketchbook, come up with effective compositions, and handle different weather conditions. The lessons focus on effectively rendering woods and forests, mountains, cliffs, lakes and rivers, sky and seascapes, rock, sand, and stone—all the aspects of this perennially popular and inspiring subject.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Landscape art goes back to early Chinese painting. Introduced to medieval Western art as a backdrop to religious paintings, it became a subject in its own right only in the 18th century, with artists like Turner and Constable. This small, spiral-bound manual is meant to be used in the field as a resource for beginning and professional artists working in a wide variety of media. Wiseman (The Artist's Sketchbook) tries to pack in tips on drawing media, papers, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, and resist techniques. It's more than 96 pages can comfortably contain. Individuals may want to toss this one in a backpack with their paints, but for libraries a better choice is Trudy Friend's nearly encyclopedic Landscape Problems and Solutions: A Trouble-Shooting Handbook. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843400813
Publisher:
Collins & Brown
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.46(d)

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