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Painting the Allure of Nature
ISBN 1581801645 / 9781581801644 / 1-58180-164-5
Publisher F & W Pubns Inc
List price $28.99
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Watercolor artists will find it easy to paint realistic, atmospheric nature scenes when artist Susan D. Bourdet takes them under her wing. She starts with the basics of watercolor nature painting, then illuminate the finer points from start to finish. It's just the kind of instruction they're looking for. They'll learn how to: Create a reference library of photos, sketches and field notes; Choose and mix colors; Combine reference materials to design realistic compositions; Master invaluable watercolor techniques, including 12 steps for successful washes; Render realistic birds, flowers, leaves and other foliage; Capture realistic textures of atmospheric snow, fog, bark, moss, lichen, rock, wood, cobwebs and weather; Create close-up compositions that suggest a story; Capture the essence of the seasons in four full-size step-by-step demonstrations; No matter what their skill level or experience, Susan D. Bourdet can help make every artist's watercolor work richer in personality, drama and realism. [via]