The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature, Revised Edition

The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature, Revised Edition

by Cathy Johnson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635615661
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Publication date: 05/31/2018
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 540,333
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Cathy Johnson has worked as a naturalist, writer, and freelance artist for the past 40 years, and was staff naturalist and contributing editor for Country Living magazine for 11 years. She has been a contributing editor to Artist's Magazine and Watercolor Artist, and authored a regular column in Personal Journaling, where she wrote on the importance of creativity in our lives. Her writing and artwork have been included in a number of nature anthologies and art books.
She has written and illustrated many books, and contributed to a number of others, working with a variety of national publishing houses.
In 1993, she founded her own small publishing company, Graphics/Fine Arts Press, which primarily offers books of interest to the reenacting community or others interested in history and material culture.
She has been a longtime member of the Author's Guild. She was chosen Conservation Communicator of the Year by the Burroughs Audubon Society in l987, and won the Thorpe Menn Award for Creative Writing (AAUW) for The Naturalist's Cabin: Constructing the Dream (Viking Penguin) in 1992.
Cathy teaches a number of self-directed mini-classes on her website, She also offers a number of free tutorial videos on YouTube; visit

Table of Contents



ONE Tools and Equipment

TWO Getting Started

THREE Putting the Basics to Work

FOUR Capturing the Illusion of Light

FIVE Field Sketching

SIX Sketching in Color

SEVEN Watercolor as a Sketching Medium—and Beyond

EIGHT The Landscape

NINE Plants and Flowers T

TEN Trees

ELEVEN Sketching in the Animal Kingdom

TWELVE Sketching as a Means to an End




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