Capture the Rich Textures of Nature, Step by StepCapture nature's beauty as you never have before. Beloved artist and teacher Claudia Nice leads you on an inspired journey through the great outdoors. With paints in hand, she shares with you her best techniques for creating landscapes that come alive with richness, depth and textured detail. Open this guide and start painting right away. As you follow engaging, step-by-step demonstrations and exercises, you'll learn to recreate the textural elements of a range of terrains and landscapes. Chapters include:
Creative clouds and skies
Majestic mountains, hills and mesas
Texturing trees, trunks and foliage
Rugged rocks and gritty gravel
Transparent textures for rivers, falls and lakes
Flowers of the field
In a special section, Claudia covers basic texturing techniques with mini demos using lines, dots, bruising, scribbling, spattering, blotting, printing, stamping and more. From paints and pens to sponges, leaves and facial tissue, you'll explore all kinds of fun and inventive ways to create amazing textures. And to help you put it all together, Claudia includes her masterful advice for creating compositions using reference photos, field sketches and your own creative license. Each demonstration features a large image of the completed landscape, so you can see exactly how Claudia's methods work - from start to finish.
Claudia Nice is the author of twelve successful North Light books including her most recent title, Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape. A popular teacher, Claudia's friendly voice and clear instruction reaches many artists worldwide through her classes, books, DVDs and her website, www.brightwoodstudio.com.