For most of the year green
is the predominant color when painting landscapes (at least
here in Britain). In winter this changes and a wider palette
presents itself to the artist, together with some different
challenges. Here is a book dedicated to taking the mystery
out of painting winter landscapes.
There are some lovely subjects in here that will make artists
want to seize the nearest brush; Trees in late autumn, studies
of mountains and farms and my favorite showing early spring
daffodils by a lonely house on a country road. Before you
get to all that the author has some useful tips on what to
buy; not only for painting purposes but to get kitted up to
go out into the weather and sketch. What to pack, what to
wear and how you can record the essence of a scene without
staying out too long and catching a chill are all covered,
as well as indoor sketching from photographs. In true Search
Press style there are four projects in here to tackle complete
with lists of what you need and staged photographic instructions.
There are also tips on various aspects of winter landscape
painting; how to get various effects, colors to use, drawing
trees, figures, animals etc as well as snow. If you have gone
beyond the Ready To Paint series and are keen to tackle this
aspect of landscape watercolor painting minus tracings this
is a useful book to have.
If you cannot find a good range of watercolor painting
materials locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.
of other titles by this author
Guide To Watercolour Painting
and Moorlands in Watercolour
Light and Atmosphere in Watercolor
Landscapes In Watercolour