The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature

The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Introduces useful tools, materials, and techniques, shows how to depict flowers, trees, animals, and clouds, and argues that drawing increases one's appreciation of nature

Perseus Publishing
This lavishly illustrated sketching and watercolor primer reveals how creating art can enhance any wilderness experience. With a skillful blend of inspiration and instruction, artist and naturalist Cathy Johnson offers personal anecdotes, exercises, and helpful tips to guide even first-time artists in using sketching and painting to deepen their understanding of the natural world.
Featuring simple, step-by-step instructions and 280 examples of the author's own work?in color and black-and-white?The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature covers a broad range of subjects, including tools and equipment; mixing paints and washes; understanding color and using a color wheel; capturing the illusion of light; sketching clouds, flowers, trees, plants, and animals; and using field sketches as studies for future paintings. The book also includes source lists for art supplies (including mail order), lists of national workshops for sketching and painting, and a bibliography.

This lavishly illustrated sketching and watercolor primer reveals how creating art can enhance any wilderness experience. With a skillful blend of inspiration and instruction, artist and naturalist Cathy Johnson offers personal anecdotes, exercises, and helpful tips to guide even first-time artists in using sketching and painting to deepen their understanding of the natural world.
Featuring simple, step-by-step instructions and 280 examples of the author's own workin color and black-and-whiteThe Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature covers a broad range of subjects, including tools and equipment; mixing paints and washes; understanding color and using a color wheel; capturing the illusion of light; sketching clouds, flowers, trees, plants, and animals; and using field sketches as studies for future paintings. The book also includes source lists for art supplies (including mail order), lists of national workshops for sketching and painting, and a bibliography.


University of California Press
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

Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, c1997
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780871569325
0871569329
Characteristics: xii, 228 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Sketching in nature

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