The Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature

The Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature

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Baker & Taylor
A guide to the pleasures and practicalities of painting outdoors covers choosing materials, adapting to weather conditions, and capturing the ever-changing light.

Perseus Publishing
Plein-air painting is the art of painting out-of-doors, on site, and completing the work at one sitting. In this lively guide, acclaimed artist, author, and instructor Cathy Johnson provides a friendly introduction to all facets of plein-air painting?from selecting and using basic materials (including pencils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, brushes, and papers) to weathering outdoor conditions and dealing with the challenges of capturing ever-changing light. Richly illustrated with studies, sketches, and paintings by the author and others, this book will inspire and guide beginners and accomplished artists alike in this time-honored pastime.

Plein-air painting is the art of painting out-of-doors, on site, and completing the work at one sitting. In this lively guide, acclaimed artist, author, and instructor Cathy Johnson provides a friendly introduction to all facets of plein-air paintingfrom selecting and using basic materials (including pencils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, brushes, and papers) to weathering outdoor conditions and dealing with the challenges of capturing ever-changing light. Richly illustrated with studies, sketches, and paintings by the author and others, this book will inspire and guide beginners and accomplished artists alike in this time-honored pastime.


Book News
An engaging and encouraging guide to the pleasures and practicalities of plein-air painting. Coverage includes choosing materials, adapting to weather conditions, and capturing ever-changing light. The author is an artist, author, and nature lover. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

University of California Press
Plein air painting is the art of painting out-of-doors, on site, and completing the work at one sitting. This approach became famous with the advent of Impressionism in France in the 1870s. Light in atmosphere was the obsession of the early Impressionists, and their work, with its broad, quickly applied brush strokes and its fearless use of color, had and still has the power to astonish. Cathy Johnson has written a guide to this kind of painting for beginners and accomplished artists who use watercolor, acrylic, or oil. It is a celebration of the experience of making art, a primer on technique, and a call to see the great outdoors.

Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, [1999]
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780871569349
0871569345
9780871569332
0871569337
Branch Call Number: 751.4 JOHNS
Characteristics: xvi, 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Sierra Club
Alternative Title: Painting in nature

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