A 144-page paperback book by Claudia Nice.
With the help of reference photos and field sketches, readers learn to create realistic and colourful painting of landscapes ranging from expansive mountain vistas to more intimate vignettes such as tree-shaded streams. Each chapter explores a different component of landscape painting – skies, clouds, hills and mountains, trees and foliage, rivers, lakes and waterfalls, rocks, flowers and more. Readers will enjoy the author’s conversational, encouraging voice as well as beautiful, full-sized finished landscapes at the end of each chapter. In addition to basic art materials, readers can follow along with the demonstrations using simple and easy-to-find tools such as sponges, scrapers and straws.
Capture nature’s beauty as you never have before. Beloved artist and teacher Claudia Nice leads you on an inspired journey through the great outdoors. With paints in hand, she shares with you her best techniques for creating landscapes that come alive with richness, depth and textural detail. Open this guide and start painting right away. As you follow engaging, step-by-step demonstrations and exercises, you’ll learn to recreate the textural elements of a range of terrains and landscapes.
- Creative Clouds and Skies
- Majestic Mountains, Hills and Mesas
- Texturing Trees, Trunks and Foliage
- Rugged Rocks and Gritty Gravel
- Transparent Textures for Rivers, Falls and Lakes
- Flowers of the Field
In a special section, Claudia covers basic texturing techniques with mini demos using lines, dots, bruising, scribbling, spattering, blotting, printing, stamping, and more. From paints and pens to sponges, leaves and facial tissue, you’ll explore all kinds of fun and inventive ways to create amazing textures. And to help you put it all together, Claudia includes her masterful advice for creating compositions using reference photos, field sketches and your own creative license. Each demonstration features a large image of the completed landscape, so you can see exactly how Claudia’s methods work — from start to finish.
Claudia Nice, a native of the Pacific Northwest, attended the University of Kansas, but gained her realistic pen, ink, and watercolor techniques from sketching nature.
She spent over 15 years traveling across North America for Koh-I-Noor/Rapidograph and Grumbacher as an art consultant, conducting seminars, work shops, and demonstrations at various schools, clubs, shops, and trade shows. Her relaxed, informative method of instruction is geared to put the beginner at ease, and encourage the seasoned artist to new heights.
Claudia has authored or contributed to over thirty successful books, including “Creating Textures in Pen & Ink With Watercolor.” This fully illustrated text book was not only a Nothlight “Book of the Month,” but a best seller for F & W Publications. Over 400,000 Claudia Nice books have sold. Her art work has won numerous awards and is often found in leading art instruction magazines.
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The image at the top of the article is a watercolour by Claudia Nice from the book.