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The Highwaymen
Gary Monroe
0813022819
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Highwaymen introduces a group of young black artists who painted their way out of the despair awaiting them in citrus groves and packing houses of 1950s Florida. As their story recaptures the imagination of Floridians and their paintings fetch ever-escalating prices, the legacy of their freshly conceived landscapes exerts a new and powerful influence on the popular conception of the Sunshine State. Gary Monroe tells the story behind the Highwaymen, a loose association of 25 men and 1 woman from the Fort Pierce area--a fascinating mixture of individual talent, collective enterprise, and cultural heritage. He also offers a critical look at the paintings and the movement's development. Added to this are personal reminiscences by some of the artists, along with a gallery of 63 full-color reproductions of their...


Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting
John F. Carlson
0486229270
June 1973
Paperback
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Book Description
The whys and hows of the various aspects of landscape painting: angles and consequent values, aerial and linear perspective, painting of trees, emotional properties of line and mass in composition, light, unity of tone, plus information on canvas, palette, brushes and other materials and techniques. 34 reproductions of paintings by John Carlson. 58 explanatory diagrams. Index.


Composition of Outdoor Painting
Edgar Payne (Author)
0939370115

Hardcover
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The Landscape Painting Pack
David Hollis
0760766576
August 2005
Other Format
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Bob Ross' New Joy of Painting
Bob Ross
0688151582
Feb 1997
Paperback
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Book Description

Since 1983, Bob Ross has been television's favorite artist. His Joy of Painting show captures higher ratings than any other art program in history, year after year. Bob's quick painting style and easy, encouraging manner reach millions of viewers around the world each day.

His third book -- New Joy of Painting -- is now available in paperback, containing another sixty of his favorite landscape paintings. Each is presented in full color, along with written instructions and detailed black-and-white how-to photographs. Now you really can complete your very own beautiful masterpiece -- you can do it.

"Remember, there is no failure, only learning," says author Annette Kowalski. "As I've heard Bob Ross say a thousand times, I hope you never create a painting that you're totally satisfied with, for it's...



Landscape Meditations
Elizabeth Mowry
0823026027
May 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Mowry addresses both specific and general themes in landscape paintings, and fills a niche by emphasizing series paintings within that genre. Commitment is key, she says, noting that the endeavor to understand nature, or at least a part of it, is implicit in painting landscapes, which can be a form of meditation. Just as meditation leads to an uncluttered mind, the artist can move beyond rendering the subject and begin to paint ideas about the subject, reaching for the essence, or "core of place." Claude Monet was the first to restrict an exhibit of his work to a single series of 15 works, the Poplars, and to stir interest in thematic series painting, that is, explorations of such subjects as wildflowers, mists and hazes, and roads, paths, and waterfalls as metaphors for life. Thoughtfully written with spare but...


Lewis and Clark Trail American Landscapes: American Landscapes
Richard Mack
0975395408
February 2005
Hardcover
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Kathleen Weber, Quiet Light Publishing
Mack brought the vistas to life! Magnificent photographs of the American landscape showcasing his ability telling a compelling story, breathtaking!

Book Description
Photographer Richard Mack has brought the vistas and majesty of the Lewis & Clark Trail to life in a magnificent set of 248 color photographs. Richard spent two years visiting key locations along the Lewis & Clark Trail – by plane, auto, and on foot – shooting specific locations at the same time of year as was originally experienced. The result is an extraordinary set of images capturing the incredible diversity of the American landscape in different seasons. The Lewis & Clark Expedition – also known as the Corps of Discovery – is regarded as one of the epic stories...


Painting the Impressionist Landscape: Lessons in Interpreting Light and Color
Lois Griffel
082303643X
May 1994
Hardcover
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Painting Better Landscapes
Margaret Kessler
082303576X
Mar 1992
Paperback
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Frederic Church
Jock Howat
0300109881
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The life of landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826– 1900) encompassed an expansive period in United States history, when the nation’s commercial, diplomatic, cultural, and scientific achievements blossomed. This lavishly illustrated book—the only comprehensive study of the artist available—describes Church’s life and career and details the ways in which the artist played a part in America’s development during the nineteenth century. John K. Howat, a distinguished scholar of American landscape painting, discusses the many talents of Frederic Church while also explaining the rich complexities of his major works.
One of Thomas Cole’s illustrious pupils at an early age, Church became a key figure associated with  the Hudson River School. His adventurous international...


Artists Photo Reference Landscapes
Gary Greene
1581804539
Jan 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Many artists take reference photos before setting brush to canvas. The "Artist's Photo Reference" series seeks to provide a broad archive of photos for those times when an artist wants to paint the sea while in the Midwest or paint a bluebird in the dead of winter. Greene has added two invaluable volumes to the series, which already boasts his Flowers (1998) and Bart Rulon's Birds (LJ 3/15/99). Each contains hundreds of high-quality photos (Buildings and Barns, for example, covers young and old barns, houses from Tudor through the late 20th century, storefronts, mills, schools, railroad and gas stations, churches, and waterfront buildings) and between four and six demonstrations in a variety of media. These highly recommended books are examples of a great idea, beautifully executed. Copyright 2001 Reed Business...


Zoltan Szabo Paints Landscapes: Advanced Techniques in Watercolor
Zoltan Szabo
0823059804


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New Hope for American Art
Jim Alterman
0977266508
October 2005
Hardcover
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George Inness and the Science of Landscape
Rachael Ziady DeLue
0226142299
March 25, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
George Inness (1825-94), long considered one of America's greatest landscape painters, has yet to receive his full due from scholars and critics. A complicated artist and thinker, Inness painted stunningly beautiful, evocative views of the American countryside. Less interested in representing the details of a particular place than in rendering the "subjective mystery of nature," Inness believed that capturing the spirit or essence of a natural scene could point to a reality beyond the physical or, as Inness put it, "the reality of the unseen."

Throughout his career, Inness struggled to make visible what was invisible to the human eye by combining a deep interest in nineteenth-century scientific inquiry--including optics, psychology, physiology, and mathematics--with an idiosyncratic brand of mysticism. Rachael...


The Big Book of Painting Nature in Watercolor
Ferdinand Petrie
0823004996
May 1990
Paperback
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You Can Paint Watercolors: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Alwyn Cranshaw
0823059898
October 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
I worry when I see books claiming categorically that everyone can be taught to paint. These two books confidently insist that the "absolute" beginner can produce pastels and watercolors in no time. In Blake's attempt to prove this, she sensibly points out that pastels can be seen as crayons for adults no messy oils, tubes, and brushes to deal with. She takes the student from simple marks on a page through tone, perspective, and so forth to simple still lifes, landscapes, and figures. Despite initial doubts, Blake does deliver in this volume, and for those on a budget, it's less than half the price of Jackie Simmonds's more comprehensive Pastel Workbook: A Complete Course in Ten Lessons (LJ 11/15/99). With an identical format and purpose, Crawshaw takes on watercolor for the beginner. Starting with a basic flat...


Acrylic Landscape Painting Techniques
Hugh Greer
1581806388
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Filled with inspirational artwork and solid instruction, this guide will delight loyal acrylic painters and encourage artists from other mediums to cross over. Greer's instruction capitalizes on the brilliant colors available in acrylics and shows artists how to paint with them using proven "watercolor" and "oil" techniques. Starting with 16 mini-demos, artists are encouraged to: *Jump right in and follow step-by-step instructions for mastering techniques such as masking, splattering, underpainting, washes and more *Learn tips and tricks for rendering many elements of landscape including trees, flowers, roads and reflections The second section of the book features four complete painting demonstrations that challenge artists to exercise their new painting techniques through a variety of landscape subjects. Two...


Glorious Nature: British Landscape Painting, 1750-1850
Katharine Baetjer
1555950922
December 1993
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Combining beauty and innovative technique, these 91 watercolors and oils by John Constable, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, John Ruskin, Edward Lear, Thomas Rowlandson, Samuel Palmer and 38 other artists reveal British landscape painting of the 18th and 19th centuries as a dynamic, transformative interaction with nature. "England's natural landscape spoke to English people . . . in languages unheard before," notes one of the volume's five scholarly essays which traces echoes of this phenomenon in the writings of Wordsworth, Keats and Austen. This jewel-like catalogue of an exhibition at the Denver Art Museum also includes essays on Turner's radical visual experiments, the impact of cartography on landscapists, and how artists like Gainsborough invested landscape painting with high moral seriousness. Baetjer,...


Painting the Landscape in Pastel
Albert Handell
0823039129
November 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Known for his use of luminous color, Albert Handell, whose lush landscapes light up these pages, provides lucid instructions to help first-time pastelists achieve impressive results as soon as they begin working with the medium. After reviewing pastel supplies, the author discusses landscape composition and how to establish large shapes first, abstract certain areas, develop a focal point, work from dark to light, and capture the illusion of reality through color. Stepped demonstrations isolate specific landscape aspects, showing how the pastelist depicts skies, trees, buildings, water, rocks, woods, snow, and light.

About the Author
Albert Handell is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America, and was the third living artist to be inaugurated into the Pastel Hall of...


14 Formulas for Painting Fabulous Landscapes
Barbara Nuss
1581803850
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
When it comes to capturing the beauty of the great outdoors, it's the composition that really makes or breaks a landscape painting. Accomplished artist Barbara Nuss takes all the guesswork out of the equation with this indispensable guide. She shows artists how to simplify, arrange and refine what they see in the natural world to create a truly great painting. The book is divided into 14 chapters to cover each of the core design formats for landscape paintings. Within each section, readers will find easy-to-follow exercises, thumbnail sketches, photos and other helpful tools. Many of the composition topics are accompanied by complete painting demonstrations. Readers will come away with all the knowledge they need to link real-world nature scenes with these 14 essential compositions.

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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Alexandra Fuller
0375758992
March 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A classic is born in this tender, intensely moving and even delightful journey through a white African girl's childhood. Born in England and now living in Wyoming, Fuller was conceived and bred on African soil during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979), a world where children over five "learn[ed] how to load an FN rifle magazine, strip and clean all the guns in the house, and ultimately, shoot-to-kill." With a unique and subtle sensitivity to racial issues, Fuller describes her parents' racism and the wartime relationships between blacks and whites through a child's watchful eyes. Curfews and war, mosquitoes, land mines, ambushes and "an abundance of leopards" are the stuff of this childhood. "Dad has to go out into the bush... and find terrorists and fight them"; Mum saves the family from an Egyptian spitting...


Hudson River School Visions
Kevin J. Avery
0300101848
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Sanford Robinson Gifford was a leading Hudson River School artist. His love of nature first surfaced as a youth growing up in Hudson, New York, and, together with his admiration for the works of Thomas Cole, inspired him to become a landscape painter. Influenced as well by J. M. W. Turner and by trips to Europe in the 1850s, Gifford's art was termed "air painting," for he made the ambient light of each scene-color saturated and atmospherically enriched-the key to its expression. Gifford was a founder of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the time of his death, he was so esteemed by the New York art world that the Museum mounted an exhibition of his work-its first accorded an American artist-and published a Memorial Catalogue that for nearly a century remained the principal source on the artist. Now, to coincide with...


Painting Summer in New England
Dan L. Monroe (Foreword), Trevor Fairbrother
0300116926
May 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
With its stunning coastlines, mountains, lakes, forests, and scenic villages, New England has been an inspiration for American artists since the 19th century. This lively book considers the ways in which painters have responded to the region’s summer beauty as well as to its social and cultural preoccupations and characteristics. Works by such artists as Fitz Henry Lane, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Hans Hofmann, Andrew Wyeth, Alex Katz, and Yvonne Jacquette depict subjects as wide ranging as the bucolic delights of farms and fields to the atmospheric light of New England’s rugged coasts to the ethnic and social diversity of urban street life. 
 Painting Summer in New England highlights the various styles and influences revealed...


Watercolour Landscapes: The Complete Guide to Painting Landscapes
Richard Taylor
1843401932
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
An experienced artist and teacher uses stunning examples of his own work to explain every facet of watercolor landscape painting. Explore the wide range of effects possible with different brushstrokes and washes, such as blotting and sponging to produce texture and working with color to suggest movement. Plenty of practical suggestions on choosing materials and supplies are included along with inspiring, annotated studies and easy-to-follow projects that demonstrate basic techniques in action, including painting all kinds of skies, depicting perspective, creating shadows, combining colors and more.

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