"Painting Nature in Watercolor with Cathy Johnson"
Breathe fresh air into your watercolors and capture the wonders of nature!
From crashing waves to sculptured deserts, from grand sunsets to humble wildflowers, from backyard discoveries to exotic getaways, the natural world offers inspiration enough for a lifetime! In this book, one of today's premier nature artists shows you how to make the most of it. Within an inviting, sketchbook-style format, you'll learn how to capture nature's treasures using watercolor pencils and paint.
Inside you'll find:
• A chapter-by-chapter exploration of five diverse
landscape themes: forests, water, meadows, mountains
• 37 step-by-step demonstrations from two of Johnson's
most beloved books, Creating Nature in Watercolor and
Watercolor Pencil Magic.
• Johnson's favorite tips for capturing a variety of textures
and subjects, including plants, trees, water, wildlife,
rock formations, seasonal variations and more.
• A wealth of expert advice on gathering reference
materials, assembling your own field kit, painting
people in nature, and much more.
Embark on a creative adventure as you experiment with new techniques, discover fresh subjects, and hone your powers of observation. Your resulting paintings and sketches will transport you to cherished moments and places worth remembering.
NOTE: The book does combine work from the two earlier books mentioned above--two of my favorites, by the way, and I'm so glad the material is available again! It's reorganized beautifully to work together seamlessly.
If you already have Creating Nature in Watercolor, and Watercolor Pencil Magic, you may not need this one.
Table of Contents includes:
Materials and Supplies
Getting Started: Basic Techniques
Keeping an Artist's Journal
Woods and Forests
By the Water
Prairies, Meadows and Fields
People in the landscape
Soft cover, 224 Pages
Note: This book is out of print and I have only a few copies remaining - when they're gone, they're gone!
Author's Price -- and please ask, I'll sign it however you want.
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