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 world’s 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.
About John Shaw
John Shaw is one of the world's leading nature photographers and the author of many enduring bestselling books. His photographs are frequently featured in National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, Natural History, Sierra, and Audubon magazines, as well as in calendars, books, and advertisements. He lives in Colorado Springs.
The Big Book of Painting Nature in Oil by S. Allyn Schaeffer; Photographs by John Shaw