Whether your subject is the land or the sea, painting in oil is a delightful pursuit! Vernon Kerr invites you into his artistic world as he teaches you how to re-create an array of beautiful seascapes and landscapes in oil. With tips on choosing the best painting surfaces and materials, the book explains the artist's personal approach to painting. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions explain how to paint backlit subjects, how to use colors effectively, how to prepare painting surfaces, and more, with special attention given to painting sunsets, snow, leaves, sand, rocks, clouds, and other natural elements. Meanwhile helpful hints on composition, perspective, texture, and contrast help make this an essential addition for every artist's library.