In his helpful guide, professional artists Anita Hampton, Michael Obermeyer, Kevin Short, and Tom Swimm guide readers through the process of creating charming outdoor scenes—from sketch to finished masterpiece. The book covers important aspects of landscape painting, such as composition, color schemes, and perspective, as the authors show readers how to render eight charming landscapes step by step. Full of inspiring images and invaluable tips from the pros, this modern look at a traditional genre is an essential addition to any beginning artist's library!
Tom Swimm has felt an instinctive need to paint since his early childhood. Although he is self-taught, he has long been inspired by the work of Van Gogh, Monet, and Hopper, and he considers these masters his teachers. Tom's first one-man exhibition was at the Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. His work has also been displayed in several other California galleries, at ArtExpo New York, and at the APPAF Exhibition in Paris, France. His paintings have also appeared on the cover of Skyward Marketing's in-flight magazine in 2001, as well as on the cover of Artist's Magazine in 1992. And Tom's work is currently featured in several Walter Foster Publishing titles
Kevin Short (Capistrano Beach, CA) studied painting at the University of New Mexico and Pepperdine University at Malibu.
Anita Hampton's (Arizona) work is featured in exhibitions across the U.S. and Europe. She teaches workshops at the Scottsdale Art School in Arizona.
Michael Obermeyer's (Laguna Beach, CA) paintings are on display at the Smithsonian Institute, U.S. Air Force Historical Art Collection, and the Pentagon.