Synopses & Reviews
Depict the spidery delicacy of sycamore branches outlined against a brilliant sky. Capture the feeling of dawn creeping over the horizon. Interpret the drama of waves surging toward the shore. The Big Book of Painting Nature in Oil
provides 135 stimulating demonstrations in painting trees, skies, and water from beautiful photographs by one of the worlds leading nature photographers. This book will be invaluable to landscape artists. The 600 magnificent illustrations and engaging text cover the entire range of oil painting 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 Oil is a must for everyone who wants to master the techniques for becoming a first-rate landscape painter.
Compiled from three best-selling volumes, this dynamic paperback presents 135 step-by-step lessons and covers materials, tools, and basic techniques.
Offers 134 self-contained lessons in painting all elements of the landscape. An introductory section reviews the basics of materials, techniques and colour handling and is followed by the lessons which cover the range of oil painting techniques currently in use.
About the Author
S. Allyn Schaeffer studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York. The author of Color, Composition and Light in the Landscape (Watson-Guptill), he is also a noted teacher and conducts workshops and demonstrations for Winsor and Newton. His artwork appears in many public and private collections. John Shaw is one of the worlds leading nature photographers. His work has appeared in such magazines as Audubon and National Wildlife, and in numerous books.