Art Solutions for Landscape Painting
Many solutions for landscape art are suggested, including techniques for painting clouds, reflections in water and shadows. By simple strategies, the artist can avoid garish colours in flowers, washed out landscape colours and buildings that appear skewed. This book also forces the artist to look harder at the subject matter, making more sensitive observations regarding the colour of snow or skies, for example, and also the contours of shadows and trees.
Common Peeves with Landscape Art
My years of teaching have highlighted recurrent themes with creative processes, the causes of which are more often than not the dictatorial part of the brain that insists it knows better than what the eye actually sees. The secret to overcoming this dogma is to try out various painting and drawing exercises, outlined in this book. This will help avoid trees that resemble lollypops, mountains to look like cones topped with cream or of course, for clouds to look like cotton wool.View a preview on Youtube.
Colour of Landscapes
A section on colour theory is invaluable to the artist wishing to avoid bright green foliage, garish flowers, a washed out sky or tarnished sunsets. Dirty colour mixes can also be prevented with better understanding on how colours behave, particularly when trying to darken colours for shadows. See screenshot below for an idea of how the large edition looks on the inside.
Art Exercises for Landscape Painting
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Tips for Landscape Art in a Book
This essential guidebook for landscape art is available in 2 sizes: large edition is 8x10in and 85 pages long. The pocket sized edition is 8.5x5.5in and 195 pages. Also available on Kindle.
Incidentally, Why do My Clouds look Like Cotton Wool? is also included in an amalgam book, The Ultimate Oil Painting Solution for Landscape Art, Still Life and Portraiture. Hard copy is 10x8in and 233 pages long. Also available on Kindle.
View Why do My Clouds Look Like Cotton Wool? on Google Books.