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Down by the Sea with Brush and Pen

Draw and Paint Beautiful Coastal Scenes

By Claudia Nice

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Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Other Information: 150 colour illustrations
Published In: United States, 26 June 2009
Capture the Magic of the Sea with Claudia Nice Nobody captures the misty splashes and weathered details of seascapes quite like Claudia Nice. In this step-by-step guide, Claudia shares her special approach to creating dynamic watercolor compositions textured with pen and ink, acrylics and gouache. Claudia starts with the basics, so you can advance at your own pace as you follow along through more than 60 step-by-step demonstrations ranging from short mini demos to full-scale paintings. Take a look inside to see how simple and inspiring Claudia's instruction can be. Each chapter focuses on a different element of coastal scenery, including crashing waves against rocky bluffs, wide sandy beaches and gently rolling surf, colorful boats and harbors, luminous ocean sunsets, and warm tropical scenes with kids and dogs at play. You'll find complete instructions for mixing the colors of active and still water, as well as creating the textures of sand and rock. Claudia also features her own reference photos and field studies to show you how to build solid compositions from a variety of sources. Dozens of quick tips teach you the details that add drama and realism to your seascapes, and 30 complete paintings will inspire you to create your own beautiful coastal scenes. With Claudia Nice, learning to paint lively seascapes is like spending a day at the beach!

About the Author

Claudia Nice is the author of ten successful North Light books. Well-known by both fine artists and decorative painters, her friendly voice and clear instruction reaches many artists. Her latest North Light book is Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor (2008).

EAN: 9781600611636
ISBN: 160061163X
Publisher: North Light Books
Dimensions: 28.45 x 21.39 x 1.6 centimetres (1.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Another fantastic book from artist, Claudia Nice.She explains every aspect of painting sea and sand - whether it be wild waves, sparkling water, crabs, shells, driftwood or people and dogs on the beach! Her ability to break down each subject into small and manageable mini projects helps the beginning artist to quickly master the basics needed to produce interesting and successful seascapes.I love the energy she creates by combining pen and wash with her very own style, unlike any other pen and wash artist I have found in books.She also gives a detailed breakdown of how to mix all of the colours needed.A top book!

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