Readers will get to know the basic techniques and materials, then travel through different habitats (forest, water, prairie, meadow, field, roadside, mountain, desert and human), painting plants and animals with their newly acquired skills. Perfect for capturing the glory of the great open sky of the dawn prairie or painting a quick study of the cardinal at the birdfeeder, this book offers seven complete painting demonstrations that show readers exactly how to portray these various settings in different compositions.
Artist, writer and naturalist Cathy Johnson has been drawing and painting all her life. She is the author and illustrator of over thirty books. A contributing editor to The Artist Magazine and Watercolor Magic, she was a staff naturalist and contributing editor for Country Living. She is the author of The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature and The Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature, and has taught sketching and painting for the Sierra Club, the Missouri Department of Conservation and other nature centres.