Painting the landscape in oils is experiencing a rebirth, confirmed by the increasing number of plein air societies being formed in the U.S. In this indispensable guide, award winning artist and instructor Elizabeth Tolley draws on her expansive knowledge and experience to answer 100 of the most pressing questions artists have about the experience.
An engaging question and answer format addresses issues such as what type of palette to use, dividing space in a painting, how light changes at different times of the day, working back into a dry painting, and seeing and correcting mistakes.
An entire chapter is devoted to full demonstrations and includes critiques showing readers how to evaluate their work. Ten mini demonstrations help refine techniques in painting landscape elements such as trees, clouds, grass, and water. Tolley covers everything essential to becoming a successful landscape painter, including materials, preparation, design, composition, color, value, and techniques.
Author — Elizabeth Tolley.
Spiral-bound hardcover. 224 pages. 6" × 9".