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Outlines the basic techniques for the watercolor painting of landscapes and discusses how to paint woodland, mountain, coastal, and moorland farms with watercolors

This book takes readers through the fundamental concepts and techniques necessary for painting the natural world. It presents a practical information and advice for both beginners and more experienced painters, and will help them develop their knowledge and skill both in the studio and also when working en plein-air. From initial planning through to finished paintings, artists are shown how to tackle this vast and exciting subject.

Complemented by hundreds of dynamic animal photographs, this photographic reference is divided into six sections according to various types of animals--including hoofed mamals, carnivorous mammals, small mammals, aquatic wildlife, African wildlife, and Indian wildlife--all featured in their natural habitats and photographed from different angles, as well as step-by-step demonstrations and handy tips. Original.

Winner of the Urban Design Group's 2014 Book of the Year Award! In the past, spatial masterplans for cities have been fixed blueprints realized as physical form through conventional top down processes. These frequently disregarded existing social and cultural structures, while the old modernist planning model zoned space for home and work. At a time of urban growth, these models are now being replaced by more adaptable, mixed use... more...

This step-by-step guide shows aspiring artists how to capture the essence of their favourite animals from around the world using a range of drawing media and techniques. This book will guide artists towards their own style of animal drawing so that they become confident in their own abilities.


Rivers provide a myriad of painting opportunities and challenges for the artist. Focusing on watercolor—one of the most direct of mediums—this practical book explains how to paint a river and capture its life, light, movement, color, and interest. Rob Dudley shares his methods, techniques, and ideas to make this beautiful book a must-have for all landscape and en plein-air artists. He covers the various moods and characters of... more...

Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser is a stunning collection of the works of West Fraser, one of the nation’s most respected painters of representational art. A mastery of his medium and the scope of work ensure his place in southern art history. A true son of the lowcountry, Fraser has dedicated much of his career to capturing the lush, primordial beauty of the Southeast's coastal regions that have been altered by man and time. The... more...

The extraordinary life of J. M. W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists J. M. W. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the bizarre double life he chose to lead in the last years... more...

Capturing the landscape on paper requires the artist to look—to look deep into the distance and deep into the soul. This practical book celebrates the genre of landscape painting—the wonder of discovering the extraordinary in the everyday scene. Philip Tyler looks in detail at the materials, techniques, and approaches needed to paint the landscape, and offers advice on how to portray space, light, atmosphere, and different weather... more...

Dutch world maps of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with their decorative pictures and elaborate typography, stand in sharp contrast to the wholly practical maps of today, which emphasize precise detail and consistent scale. Art, since the Impressionist period, has seemingly moved in the opposite direction, toward a less realistic interpretation of the world around us. Edward S. Casey demonstrates that the disciplines of... more...