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David Whitehead is an enthusiastic watercolour landscape painter, living in Cheshire, with a deep love of the English landscape, particularly the wild places. He has spent 20 years developing his own style of portraying these landscapes in loose, impressionistic watercolour, from the South Pennine moors to the estuaries of East Anglia. In this book he offers watercolour painters who want to develop their own style a self-help guide, based on his own... more...

Get real! Landscape real. Learn how to achieve realism in your landscape paintings by using the right colors, values and textures to express distance. With over 10 step-by-step demonstrations covering all four seasons included in Achieving Depth & Distance, Kitty Gorrell makes learning easy and fun through the use of colorful diagrams, reference photos and eye-catching side-by-side comparisons.

With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Acrylic: Seasons is the perfect resource for beginning acrylic artists. Acrylic: Seasons teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started painting the different seasons in acrylic. From choosing paper and brushes to painting techniques, composition, and development, Acrylic: Seasons is bursting with valuable skills and lessons to help beginning artists... more...

Aesthetic Transcendentalism is a philosophy endorsing the qualitative and creative aspects of nature. Theoretically it argues for a metaphysical dimension of nature that is aesthetically real, pluralistic, and prolific. It directs our attention to the rich complexity of immediate experience, the possibility of discovering new aesthetic features about the world, and the transformative potential of art as an organic expression. This book presents the... more...

In the early sixteenth century, Albrecht Altdorfer promoted landscape from its traditional role as background to its new place as the focal point of a picture. His paintings, drawings, and etchings appeared almost without warning and mysteriously disappeared from view just as suddenly. In Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape, Christopher S. Wood shows how Altdorfer transformed what had been the mere setting for sacred and... more...


Anyone can draw and paint, anywhere and at any time! Anywhere, Anytime Art: Crayon allows artists of all skill levels to create beautiful, spontaneous artwork inspired by their surroundings, no matter where they are! Discover how to work with crayon, master basic strokes and drawing techniques, and choose the right colors for your subjects. Fun and simple step-by-step projects teach you how to create your own contemporary... more...

Showcasing the work of more than 100 top contemporary American master artists of our day, this book features landscapes (a popular subject for art collectors and a tradition throughout American art history) from all across the country—east and west, north and south—rendered in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and mixed media. Accompanying each painting are the thoughts, techniques and inspirations for... more...

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.

In the era of the Anthropocene, artists and scientists are facing a new paradigm in their attempts to represent nature. Seven chapters, which focus on art from 1780 to the present that engages with Nordic landscapes, argue that a number of artists in this period work in the intersection between art, science, and media technologies to examine the human impact on these landscapes and question the blurred boundaries between nature and the... more...

20 artists share their techniques of still life painting in a variety of mediums, including exercises and demonstrations by Jan Kunz, Doug Dawson, Ted Goerschner, Joyce Pike and others.