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Description - The Big Book of Painting Nature in Watercolour by Ferdinand Petrie

Providing 135 lessons from three previous volumes by this artist-photographer team - "The Watercolourist's Guide to Painting Water", "The Watercolourist's Guide to Painting Trees", and "The Watercolourist's Guide to Painting Skies". A new introductory chapter has been added on materials and tools, as well as such basic techniques as mixing colours, laying in washes, and lifting colour. Each lesson is based on photography by John Shaw, one of America's leading nature photographers, and centres on a specific technique, from such basics as masking out or stippling to special effects like painting ice or capturing backlighting. Step-by-step demonstrations enhance the instruction, and assignments throughout the book encourage the reader to apply the lessons to other painting situations. Ferdinand Petrie is also the author of "Drawing Landscapes in Pencil" (Watson-Guptill). John Shaw is the author of "The Nature Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques" and "John Shaw's Closeups in Nature" (Amphoto).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780823004997
ISBN-10: 0823004996
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 210mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Publish Date: 1-May-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ferdinand Petrie

Ferdinand Petrie has been the recipient of awards from art associations throughout the United States. His paintings appear in numerous museums, galleries, and private collections. He is the author of Drawing Landscapes in Pencil. John Shaw is one of the world's leading nature photographers. His work has appeared in such magazines as Audubon and National Wildlife, and in numerous books.