The Art of Painting Landscapes, Seascapes, and Skyscapes in Oil & Acrylic
Disover simple step-by-step techniques for painting an array of outdoor scenes.
This inspiring book combines projects from some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint titles into one comprehensive guide to creating an array of outdoor scenes in a variety of painting styles. This beautiful, full-color reference book delves into essential information about acrylic and oil painting tools and techniques, and it contains a wide variety of step-by-step painting lessons, featuring a range of landscapes, seascapes, and skyscapes.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Tools & Materials
Oil & Acrylic Techniques
Chapter 2: Landscapes with Anita Hampton, Michael Obermeyer, Kevin Short, and Tom Swimm
Painting a Panorama
Determining a Format
Painting Still Water
Creating Drama with Light & Shadow
Land and Sea
Chapter 3: Clouds & Skyscapes with Alan Sonneman
Techniques & Palette
Clouds in Motion
Midst the Storm
Twilight in the Wilderness
Clouds at Sunset
Chapter 4: Sunsets with Tom Swimm
New Mexico Mountain Sunset
Chapter 5: Oceans & Seascapes with Martin Clarke
An Unridden Wave
About the Artists
There are many different ways to approach a blank support. Some artists begin by toning (or covering) it with a thin wash of color. This “underpainting” provides a base for building colors, and sometimes it peeks through in the final painting. This process prevents your final artwork from ending up with unpainted areas. The underpainting is generally a neutral color; warm colors work well for earth-toned subjects, and cool hues suit most other subjects.