The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature

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Sierra Club Books, 1997 - Art - 228 pages
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The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature is a drawing and watercolor painting primer created to enhance any experience of the great outdoors. In a skillful blend of inspiration and practical instruction, nationally recognized artist, author, naturalist, and teacher Cathy Johnson encourages aspiring artists to use sketching and painting to deepen their understanding of the natural world, to savor its every detail.
Featuring simple, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and more than 280 illustrations--in color and black-and-white--Sketching in Nature covers a broad range of subjects, including:
--Tools and equipment
--Choosing a subject to sketch or paint
--Artist's shortcuts to getting the angles right
--Rendering hard and soft edges
--Mixing paints and washes
--Understanding color and using a color wheel
--Using light to express volume
--Using a camera to supplement your work
--Using watercolor to suggest texture
--Sketching flowers, trees, and animals
--Depicting clouds and weather patterns
--Using field sketches as studies for future paintings
--Lists of sketching workshops and sources for art supplies

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Review: The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature

User Review  - Apryl Anderson - Goodreads

(1.03.1994), A really inspiring book for me. I already have learned the rules, now I can learn the techniques. It was like looking at a collection of Johnson's sketches and painting with her giving ... Read full review

Review: The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Very good sketching guide. Read full review

Contents

two Getting Started
31
three Putting the Basics to Work
45
four Capturing the Illusion of Light
67
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About the author (1997)

Cathy Ann Johnson received her BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design, in Columbus, Ohio. She has one child, a son, names Clinton Love. The Christmas Story is Cathy Ann Johnson's 19 children's book.

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