Painting Nature in Watercolor with Cathy Johnson: 37 Step-By-Step Demonstrations Using Watercolor Pencil and Paint (Paperback)

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Breathe fresh air into your watercolors Capture the wonders of nature

From crashing waves to sculptured deserts, from grand sunsets to humble wildflowers, from backyard discoveries to exotic getaways, the natural world offers inspiration enough for a lifetime In this book, one of today's premier nature artists shows you how to make the most of it. Within an inviting, sketchbook-style format, you'll learn how to capture nature's treasures using watercolor pencils and paint.

Inside you'll find:

  • A chapter-by-chapter exploration of five diverse landscape themes: forests, water, meadows, mountains and deserts.
  • 37 step-by-step demonstrations from two of Johnson's most beloved books, Creating Nature in Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil Magic.
  • Johnson's favorite tips for capturing a variety of textures and subjects, including plants, trees, water, wildlife, rock formations, seasonal variations and more.
  • A wealth of expert advice on gathering reference materials, assembling your own field kit, painting people in nature, and much more.
Embark on a creative adventure as you experiment with new techniques, discover fresh subjects, and hone your powers of observation. Your resulting paintings and sketches will transport you to cherished moments and places worth remembering.

About the Author


Cathy Johnson has written more than thirty-five books, many on art. She has been a contributing editor, writer and illustrator for Watercolor Artist for over a decade and has written regular columns for that magazine and The Artist's Magazine. She started the popular group blog Sketching in Nature (naturesketchers.blogspot.com). She also teaches online workshops a www.cathyjohnson.info and runs the blogs The Quicksilver Workaholic (katequicksilvr.livejournal.com) and Cathy Johnson Fine Art Galleries (cathyjohnsonart.blogspot.com). Johnson lives and works in Excelsior Spring, Missouri, with her husband and cats.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781440328831
ISBN-10: 1440328838
Publisher: North Light Books
Publication Date: May 30th, 2014
Pages: 223
Language: English