Artist's Photo Reference: Water & Skies

 
9781581801651: Artist's Photo Reference: Water & Skies

Artists can't always wait for perfect weather and lighting conditions to paint a dramatic sky, or drive to a distant coast to paint a stunning seascape. That's why reference photos are so essential - they save artists hours of time, frustration and unnecessary work The Artist's Photo Reference: Water and Skies makes finding those much-needed images easy, by placing hundreds of magnificent, high-quality photos at the artist's fingertips. Streams, rivers, waterfalls, waves and breathtaking cloud formations are just some of the themes that will be sure to spark your creativity. Also included are 6 step-by-step demonstrations by a variety of artists, painted from some of the actual photos included in the book A special introductory section instructs readers on how to take their own inspiring photos.

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Bart Rulon has exhibited work in some of the finest venues in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Japan and England. His work is also featured in the permanent collections of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He is the author of North Light Books' Painting Birds Step by Step and Artist's Photo Reference: Birds.

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Even the most experienced plein-air artist will, at times, benefit from encyclopedic photo collections like this one as well as Rulon's Artist's Photo Reference: Birds and Gary Greene's Artist's Photo Reference Guide to Flowers and Artist's Photo Reference: Buildings & Barns. Here, hundreds of photos cover crashing waves, tide pools, streams, lakes, marshes, snow, ice, frost, sunrises and sunsets, fog and mist, and storms. The book begins with a good session on how artists can take their own reference photos. Moreover, Rulon includes six step-by-step demonstrations by a variety of artists painting from photos in the book. Rulon, a highly successful wildlife and landscape artist, lives on Whidbey Island in Washington's Puget Sound, surrounded by constantly changing waters and skies. Highly recommended for all collections
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