Painting the Allure of NatureBook - 2001
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 demonstrationsNo matter what their skill level or experience, Susan D. Bourdet can help make every artist's watercolor work richer in personality, drama and realism.Susan D. Bourdet has been painting, studying and teaching watercolor painting techniques for the past twenty years. Her watercolors have received numerous awards, been featured in numerous exhibitions and currently appear in calendars by Bookmark. She is a member of the Nature Conservancy, the Oregon Wildlife Federation, World Wildlife Fund and the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Susan lives in Jefferson, Oregon.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2001.
Characteristics: 143 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.