Sketching Outdoors: Discover the Joy of Painting Outdoors (Paperback)

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Sketching Outdoors: Discover the Joy of Painting Outdoors By Barry Herniman Cover Image


Step outside with Barry Herniman and embark on a joyful adventure, reacting to your environment then sketching it.

Pack up your materials, leave your painting inhibitions behind and step outside with Barry Herniman, ready to sketch. Fun, friendly and practical, this handbook is jam-packed with tips and brimming with answers to questions such as: What should I take? Where should I go? What medium should I use? Where can I find inspiration?
This is a handy book you will keep close by for reference time and again. It is full of inspiring artwork as well as five demos: a coastal scene in pen and ink; a countryside panorama in watercolour; a quintessential English village in gouache; a townscape in line and watercolour wash; and trees in watercolour pencils.
What comes across in every detail is the joy Barry experiences when he's sketching outside: it's contagious! He encourages you to absorb your surroundings, be aware of the input from your senses and have a go at capturing the moment in sketch. He addresses the challenges and opportunities you will face as an artist and teaches you to understand the importance of a sketchbook, improve your observation skills and embrace spontaneity. Enjoyment is key - shake off peer pressure and your own expectations and enter the exhilarating world of sketching outdoors.


About the Author

Barry Herniman is a full-time artist who has been painting landscapes and seascapes for many years. Like his paintings, Barry is full of colour and life. He enjoys travelling, both at home and abroad, tutoring workshops and demonstrating to art clubs and societies, and has had exhibitions in England, Canada and the US. Barry is a regular contributor to The Artist magazine. He won the 'SAA Artist of the Year' award in 2001. He is the author of several bestselling titles from Search Press including Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Landscapes in Acrylics, and Painting Mood & Atmosphere in Watercolour and co-author for Watercolour Landscapes Step by Step.  Barry lives in Ross-on-Wye.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782219583
ISBN-10: 1782219587
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: January 31st, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English