The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature, Revised Edition (Paperback)

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Featuring simple step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations, this sketching and watercolor primer reveals how creating art can enhance any outdoor experience.

In this inspirational guide, Cathy Johnson, a nationally recognized artist, naturalist and teacher, offers personal anecdotes, exercises and useful tips that are perfect for every amateur artist. This book covers a wide range of subjects, including:

  • Tools and equipment
  • Mixing paints and washes
  • Selecting a subject to sketch or paint
  • Capturing the illusion of light
  • Sketching clouds, flowers, trees, plants and animals
  • Using field sketches as studies for future paintings
  • Understanding color and using a color wheel
  • A source list for art supplies

With more than 280 of Johnson's own illustrations--both in color and black and white--this book will inspire you to appreciate every detail of the natural world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781635615661
ISBN-10: 1635615666
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Publication Date: May 31st, 2018
Pages: 242
Language: English