Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape

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Draw & Paint Realistic Trees in All Four Seaons

Bestselling author and naturalist Claudia Nice is back with another studio essential for every landscape artist. Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape features Claudia's best tips and techniques for painting trees of all kinds in their natural settings—from the majesty of mountain evergreens to the delicate pink blossoms of cherry trees in spring.

With her inspiring artistic style and...

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Overview


Draw & Paint Realistic Trees in All Four Seaons

Bestselling author and naturalist Claudia Nice is back with another studio essential for every landscape artist. Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape features Claudia's best tips and techniques for painting trees of all kinds in their natural settings—from the majesty of mountain evergreens to the delicate pink blossoms of cherry trees in spring.

With her inspiring artistic style and in-depth visual instruction, Claudia starts with the basics, showing you how to break down reference photos and open-air vistas into simple shapes, colors and textures. Follow along as she skillfully guides you through every step of creating vibrant compositions anchored by glorious trees and foliage, including:

  • Drawing and sketching techniques for mapping out successful compositions
  • A variety of basic tree shapes you can reference and copy; featuring more than 40 conifers, hardwoods and deciduous trees
  • Proven color mixes for painting an array of vibrant hues—from the many different greens of foliage to the soft pastels of spring blossoms—using watercolor, oil, acrylics or mixed media
  • Step-by-step instructions on drawing and painting important details, such as the weathered textures of bark, the sculptural shapes of bare branches in winter, aged mossy trunks and more
  • Techniques for working smart in any medium, such as using simple watercolor washes for distant foliage, adding details with pen & ink, and "knife painting" in oils for interesting dimensional effects
Whether your goal is to make accurate field sketches for your journal, paint what you see on your travels through the countryside, or just capture familiar views of your own back yard, Claudia makes the process fun, easy and satisfying. Like a walk in the woods, with every step you'll relax, enjoy and learn something new.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440305375
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 217,065
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudia Nice is the author of 12 successful North Light books including Creating Textures in Pen and Ink with Watercolor, How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal, and Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice. Well-known by both fine artists and decorative painters, her friendly voice and clear instruction reach many artists.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    Excellent book

    I have several of Claudia Nice's books - excellent help and inspiration - the tricks, and way she explains what to do for me is excellent.

    Love the book. I live in ID and there are plenty of trees.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Perfect but not perfect

    Ok first you know everything is not perfect so but when I started to draw I noticed that when I realize that I everything is not perfect when you give up but when it is perfect you you get goung and going and going

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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