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ON LOCATION: Plein Air Painting in Pastel
On Location Cover ON LOCATION provides information that will help lift your work to a new level. There is plenty of advice regarding equipment and preparation for plein air painting, but Richard goes further by demonstrating and demystifying the process of painting outdoors. What you get in this book is a true insight into the mechanisms of pictorial thought, the key to any exceptional work of art.
Richard explains and shows how to maintain the truth and purity of the subject’s essence — the thing that attracted you to the scene in the first place.He also shows how to take that same work back to the studio and bring it to a higher stage of development, but without ruining the first inspiration.
The 8 wonderful demonstrations, practical advice, tips on lighting and handling the light on site make this a genuine teaching book for everyone in love with the landscape.
128 pp. 8 1/2 x 11 1/4, full-color illus. Hardcover, International Artist Publications, Australia and United States, ISBN 1-929834-59-4.
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LANDSCAPE: A Comprehensive Guide to Drawing and Painting Nature

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Now in Paperback!

Lavishly illustrated, this sweeping reference on landscape art presents diverse ways to depict nature, with expert guidance offered for painting with oils or pastels, and drawing with a variety of media, including pencil, ink, and charcoal. The book begins with an informative survey of landscape history, followed by chapters on materials, techniques, and practical advice for working outdoors or in the studio. A useful chapter on composition is followed by keen observations on portraying the most important landscape components: light and shadow, skies, water, various trees and plants, rocks and mountains, as well as buildings and other man made forms. Clear, illustrated step-by-step demonstrations are included throughout.

176 pp. 8 1/2 x 10 1/2, 250 full-color illus. 50 b&w illus. Hardcover,
Watson-Guptill Publications, New York. ISBN 0-8230-2592-6.

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THE DRAWING BOOK: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist

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For artists and illustrators working with drawing media, this volume in
Watson-Guptill's materials and techniques series is the definitive reference, consisting of a thorough materials catalog--including the most recently developed products on the market--and an in-depth exploration of drawing techniques, both basic and experimental. 360 illustrations, 266 in color.

Now in Paperback!

176 pp. 8 1/2 x 10 1/2, 250 full-color illus. 50 b&w illus. Hardcover,
Watson-Guptill Publications, New York. ISBN 0-8230-2592-6.

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HUDSON RIVER DRAWINGS

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This award-winning book includes 56 drawings of the Hudson River, from its source at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains to New York harbor where it flows out to sea. McDaniel's images of the Hudson are extremely site-specific, direct and empirical, yet his compositions are governed by his own strong sense of abstract design. With an Introduction by Thomas Nelson and an essay on the river by Frances Dunwell, the book also contains observations by McDaniel and 43 short quotations about the Hudson by historic figures such as Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Fulton, Edgar Allan Poe, and others.

111 pp. 5 3/4 x 6 3/4, 56 B&W illus. paperback, A Phantom Press book, Purple Mountain Press, New York. ISBN 0-935796-48-7.

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CATSKILL MOUNTAIN DRAWINGS

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For Richard McDaniel, the expressive content of any work of art is central to its purpose. The feeling for the subject, regardless of style, balances form and content, and breathes life into the work. Here, his subject is the Catskills, and his deep affection for the landscape of the region comes through in the 55 drawings reproduced in this book. In his essay, McDaniel traces his artistic journey from West Coast Abstract Expressionism through his increasing appreciation for nature and its representation. The profound sense of place he brings to his art in this collection of drawings is further enhanced by 33 short quotations by naturalists and writers such as Thoreau, Burroughs, and Emerson. The introduction was written by Thomas E. Nelson of the Albany Institute of History and Art.

111 pp. 5 3/4 x 6 3/4, 55 B&W illus. paperback, a Phantom Press Book, Purple Mountain Press, New York. ISBN 0-935796-17-7.

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