The whys and hows of the various aspects of landscape painting: angles and consequent values, perspective, painting of trees, more. 34 black-and-white reproductions of paintings by Carlson. 58 explanatory diagrams.The whys and hows of the various aspects of landscape painting: angles and consequent values, perspective, painting of trees, more. 34 black-and-white reproductions of paintings by Carlson. 58 explanatory diagrams.Read Less
Used-Very Good. Written by a famous American painter and teacher, whose landscapes are found in many of the world's most noted museums, this book is known as one of the art students' most helpful guides. It provides a wealth of advice on the choice of subject; it tells what to look for and aim for, and explains the mysteries of color, and atmospheric conditions and other phenomena to be found in nature.
This book was recommended to me by many Artists and is also recommended by other various Art Books. Primarily verbage, but a lot of important data is shared.
Robert P. H
Jun 9, 2011
A must for your Art Library
Great detailed descriptions of the effects of light, composition, and other fundamentals while contemporary artists who write art books tend to try to cover in a few sentences.
May 12, 2011
This is a wonderful book for anyone from beginner to experienced artist. The material is well organized and very helpful.
C A W
Jan 13, 2011
Simple and easy to learn techniques explained.
Beginner here, help appreciated. Received in good condition....in record time.
Oct 24, 2008
This is one of the greatest books on plein air painting out there! Very helpful and informative! Wish the pictures were in color, but doesn't really hurt the wonderful wisdom gleaned from Mr. Carlson lifetime of painting out in the open air. I highly recommend this book if you are seriuos about painting the landscape.
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