This inspiring book combines projects from some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint titles into one comprehensive guide to creating an array of outdoor scenes in a variety of painting styles. This beautiful, full-color reference book delves into essential information about acrylic and oil painting tools and techniques, and it contains a wide variety of step-by-step painting lessons, featuring a range of landscapes, seascapes, and skyscapes.
Michael Obermeyer's (Laguna Beach, CA) paintings are on display at the Smithsonian Institute, U.S. Air Force Historical Art Collection, and the Pentagon.
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.
Alan Sonneman's (Palo Alto, CA) murals are featured at the Riverside Hall of Justice in Riverside, California, and the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Chapter 1: IntroductionTools & MaterialsOil & Acrylic TechniquesColor TheoryChapter 2: Landscapes with Anita Hampton, Michael Obermeyer, Kevin Short, and Tom SwimmPainting a PanoramaDetermining a FormatPainting Still WaterIntroducing PerspectiveDepicting DepthCreating Drama with Light & ShadowLand and SeaChapter 3: Clouds & Skyscapes with Alan SonnemanCloudsTechniques & PaletteField ObservationClouds in MotionIlluminated CloudsMidst the StormDutch SkyTwilight in the WildernessClouds at SunsetChapter 4: Sunsets with Tom SwimmBasic TechniquesSunset TechniquesCalifornia CoastAfrican RiverMoody PierNew Mexico Mountain SunsetCloudy BeachAfrican GrasslandChapter 5: Oceans & Seascapes with Martin ClarkeTipsTechniquesEllenbrook ShoreEruptionIsland ShoreFoaming WatersAn Unridden WaveThe ReefAbout the Artists