Specially commissioned photographs guide you every step of the way, from the first stroke of the brush to applying the final highlights. All the techniques are clearly illustrated, with a sequence of demonstrations showing how to paint all the elements of the landscape - from stormy skies and flower meadows to tranquil harbours and panoramic seascapes. You will learn about blocking, building up colour, applying glazes, adding texture with impasto techniques, creating perspective and capturing, light, shade and atmosphere. Expert tips throughout offer invaluable guidance, and Michael includes essential information on how to build up skill levels and confidence. Whether you are just starting to use oil paints, or you are an experienced artist, you will find a wealth of tips and techniques in this invaluable, easy-to-follow guide.
Michael Sanders studied graphic art at Plymouth College of Art and Ceramics at Bristol University. He went on to become a graphic artist and signwriter, then a potter, tutor and professional artist. He still teaches and he now runs painting holidays in the UK and Europe. He regularly writes articles for art magazines, loves boats and travelling, and he enjoys music, the theatre and teaching art.