Art Technique Books

Jelbert, Wendy: Painting Nature's Details (13143)

B T Batsford 1st 1996
4to F+/F 800 gms
(Order reference 13143).

Wendy Jelbert explores the landscape, showing where inspiration can be found in fields, woodlands, ponds, rivers, gardens and beaches. She teaches how to select compositions from nature using a camera and sketchbook, and how to simplify the painting process.

Using clear step-by-step demonstrations you will learn to paint the sun's rays, evening shadows, the intense colours of poppy and cornflower fields, as well as the beauty of plant-laden stone walls, old pots and rock pools. You will discover how to capture mood and atmosphere by glazing colours, texture using pen and wash, the massed effect of leaves, the fragility of white flowers and the crispness of snow.

Practical, colourful and easy to use, Painting Nature's Details covers a wide range of techniques and enables artists to develop their own original paintings.