Ferdinand Petrie and John Shaw
8 1/4 x 11
600 color illustrations
the play of light on spring foliage silhouetted against a dark sky.
Paint a vivid sunset over a lake. Capture the drama of waves surging
toward the shore. The Big Book of Painting Nature in Watercolor
provides 135 stimulating demonstrations in painting trees, skies, and
water from beautiful photographs by one of the world's leading nature
photographers. Ferdinand Petrie
has been the recipient of awards from art associations throughout the
United States. His paintings appear in numerous museums, galleries, and
private collections. He is the author of Drawing Landscapes in Pencil (Watson-Guptill). John Shaw is one of the world's leading nature photographers. His work has appeared in such magazines as Audubon and National Wildlife, and in numerous books. He is the author of The Nature Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques and John Shaw's Closeups in Nature (Amphoto).
This book will be invaluable to landscape artists. The 600 magnificent
illustrations and engaging text cover the entire range of watercolor
techniques and give the artist in-depth instruction in painting
beautiful images of the natural world in all seasons, weather,
geographical variety, and at every time of day. Many of the lessons are
followed by assignments designed to help you apply what you have just
learned to new situations.
The Big Book of Painting Nature in Watercolor is a must for everyone who wants to master the techniques for becoming a first-rate landscape painter.