In 12 detailed demonstrations, Petrie explains how a simple lead pencil can be manipulated to create finished landscape drawings that rival the beauty of works in any other medium.
Ferdinand Petrie was born in Rutherford, New Jersey, and received his art training at Parsons School of Design and The Famous Artist School of Illustration. He also studied painting with Frank Reilly at The Art Students League in New York. After working for 20 years in advertising agencies and studios in New York City, he began painting full time. For the past 20 years he has operated his own in Rockport, Massachusetts. Petrie's work can be found in many public and private collections throughout the United States. Mr. Petrie s other book published by Watson-Guptill is "The Big Book of Painting Nature in Watercolor," with photographs by John Shaw."