Nature in Art
Art Studio: Dogs: More Than 50 Projects and Techniques for Drawing, Painting, and Creating 25+ Breeds in Oil, Acrylic, Pencil, and More!
Art Studio: Dogs
More Than 50 Projects and Techniques for Drawing, Painting, and Creating 25+ Breeds in Oil, Acrylic, Pencil, and More!
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1633223647
From pencil, to paint, to mixed media, no medium is left untouched in Art Studio: Dogs, a perfect choice for artists who are just getting started.

Love art and dogs? Now you can get the best of both of worlds with Art Studio: Dogs. Created especially with beginning artists and art enthusiasts in mind, this engaging book includes a variety of fun and unique drawing, painting, and mixed media projects designed to help you transform your love of canines into beautiful works of art.

After a review of some basic tools, materials, and helpful art techniques, you'll discover how to create your favorite furry companions in graphite, oil, acrylic, colored pencil, and more--step by step From traditional drawing and painting projects, to colorful pop art portraits, dog doodles, and mixed media wall art, there is a little something for every one and every type of dog lover in Art Studio: Dogs.
Art Studio: Flowers: More Than 50 Projects and Techniques for Drawing, Painting, and Creating Your Favorite Flowers and Botanicals in Oil,
Art Studio: Flowers
More Than 50 Projects and Techniques for Drawing, Painting, and Creating Your Favorite Flowers and Botanicals in Oil,
Paperback      ISBN: 1633223639
From pencil, to paint, to mixed media, no medium is left untouched in Art Studio: Flowers, a perfect choice for artists who are just getting started.

Created especially with beginning artists and art enthusiasts in mind, Art Studio: Flowers is the perfect instructional book for those wanting to learn how to draw and paint a variety of beautiful flowers in colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor, and more

Featuring more than 35 step-by-step projects, as well as dozens of technique tutorials, this comprehensive resource will help artists of all skill levels gain the confidence they need to transform their love of vibrant botanicals into beautiful works of art. From traditional flower subjects, such as roses, tulips, and zinnias to a stunning wild flower field, lilac still life, and summer garden, there is something for everyone in this wide-ranging book--whether you are simply exploring art as a hobby or are an aspiring fine artist.
The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement
The Artist's Garden
American Impressionism and the Garden Movement
Hardcover      ISBN: 0812246659

Inspired by European impressionist paintings of open countryside, private gardens, and urban parks, American artists working in the years between 1887 and 1920 turned their attentions to the new landscapes being created in the fast-changing cities and rapidly emerging suburbs of their own country. Up and down the eastern seaboard, a middle-class idyll was brought to life with the construction of railways, trams, and parkways that connected city centers to commuter suburbs, whose inhabitants increasingly turned to gardening as a leisure--and predominantly female--pursuit. "The two arts of painting and garden design are closely related," landscape architect Beatrix Farrand wrote in 1907, "except that the landscape gardener paints with actual color, line, and perspective to make a composition . . . while the painter has but a flat surface on which to create his illusion."

The Artist's Garden tells the intertwined stories of American art and the new American garden movement in the years on either side of the turn of the twentieth century. Anna O. Marley and her contributors showcase more than one hundred beautifully reproduced artworks by Cecilia Beaux, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, and others alongside the books, journals, and ephemeral artifacts that both shaped and were products of the garden movement. The volume's lavishly illustrated text considers topics that range from environmentalism to new printing technologies, from the genres of garden writing to the distinctions between public and domestic spaces or American and French impressionism.

Employing the interdisciplinary perspectives of horticultural and art history, The Artist's Garden places special emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region as the epicenter of a national garden movement and offers a new look into the impact of impressionism not on American painting alone, but on the nation's culture at large.

Contributors Alan C. Braddock, James Glisson, John Dixon Hunt, Erin Leary, Anna O. Marley, Katie A. Pfohl, Judith B. Tankard, Virginia Grace Tuttle.

The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals: How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets
The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals
How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets
Paperback      ISBN: 0823014231

In this step-by-step how-to guide to creating classic portraits of animals in pencil and pen-and-ink, artist J. C. Amberlyn combines her love of pets and other familiar domestic creatures with her beautiful, detailed drawing style. Covering a variety of animals from dogs and cats to barnyard critters like cows and sheep and many more, the book covers every species with easy-to-follow instructions for drawing them from every angle imaginable. Along with seven featured examinations of Amberlyn's artistic process, each chapter showcases the tools and techniques needed to produce your own highly detailed, lifelike drawings of a variety of well-known animal companions. The worlds of artists and animal lovers come together in this richly illustrated, in-depth guide to producing charming portraits of some of the most popular pets and domesticated creatures.

Also available as an eBook

Artistic Plants and Flowers
Artistic Plants and Flowers
Paperback      ISBN: 0486472515

From one of the biggest names in Art Nouveau design comes this splendid visual encyclopedia of superior artistic studies of plants and flowers. Its 120 images were selected from a rare, century-old, four-volume set of botanical illustrations. Cherry blossoms, clematis, crown imperial, and other specimens appear side by side in full-page plates that contrast magnificent color renditions with meticulous black-and-white drawings.
A leading designer in the Art Nouveau movement, M. P. Verneuil was particularly interested in the decorative potential of flowers, and he created countless realistic and imaginative floral patterns. In this collection, he spotlights the work of such popular artists as Alphonse Mucha, M. M heut, and other distinguished illustrators. Captions identify each image. A very useful, wide-ranging reference, this volume will delight artists and lovers of botanical illustration.

The Audubon Birds Coloring Book
The Audubon Birds Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1784286001

Indulge your love of birds with this beautiful collection of images for coloring. Full-page coloring guides are shown opposite John James Audubon's original illustrations from his masterwork Birds of America. Favorites such as the blue jay and the golden eagle appear along with colorful flycatchers, warblers, and water birds. The birds' varied forms and vibrant plumage make them ideal subjects for coloring, and in these pages you can hone your skills and celebrate the beauty of these wonderful creatures.

Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America
Audubon's Aviary
The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847834832

A national treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a monumental classic, but it has never been explored like this before. This important new volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert Havell Jr., but Audubon's Aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story behind their creation with fresh insights and engaging quotes from his writings. These powerful paintings--all newly photographed using state-of-the-art techniques--possess a startling immediacy, vibrancy, and fluidity that link natural history, art, and a respect for the environment. These watercolors transmit Audubon's devotion to his craft with their inscriptions and layers of media wrought with a miniaturist's attention to detail and their revolutionary compositions, which for the first time in history depicted all the birds life-size. Audubon is considered America's first great watercolorist, introducing innovative approaches developed over a lifetime of study. Even judged alongside today's technology, his dramatic tableaux remain some of the most spectacular natural history documents and visually arresting works of art ever produced.

Audubon's Last Wilderness Journey: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
Audubon's Last Wilderness Journey
The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1911282107

John James Audubon's Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America is the largest and most significant color plate book produced in the United States in the nineteenth century, and a fitting monument to the genius of America's most famous ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. Measuring an impressive 27 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches, the Quadrupeds was published in 1845-48 as a three-volume elephant folio broadsheet edition, the artist's final great natural history work and the first single publication to document America's animals.

Audubon's Last Wilderness Journey reproduces all one hundred and fifty original lithographic prints in color, with a timeline of Audubon's life and career. Essays by noted experts in art history, wildlife science, and ecology put this remarkable work in context, explaining its technical, artistic, and scientific importance and legacy. They consider the enduring zoological and ecological significance of the Quadrupeds folios, including their scientific value to issues such as classification, and how our relationship towards nature has changed since the 1840s.

The volume additionally includes transcripts from the journal kept by Edward Harris, cashier to the 1843 expedition, describing the everyday details of their journey and the animals they encountered, as well as a letter, written in 1851, from Audubon's son Victor to Harris, detailing the circumstances of his father's death.

This entire work is a remarkable record highlighting the wider importance of the North American wilderness and the significance and beauty of Audubon's detailed illustrations.. This exceptional new volume will have serious appeal to the general public and to art historians, scientists, environmentalists, scholars, researchers, and academics alike.

Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest
Baby Birds
An Artist Looks Into the Nest
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544206703
If you've ever wondered what goes on in bird nests, or what happens after a fledgling leaves the nest, come along on Julie's sensitive exploration of often-uncharted ornithological ground.

This beautiful book is as much an art book as it is a natural history, something readers have come to expect from Julie Zickefoose. More than 400 watercolor paintings show the breathtakingly swift development of seventeen different species of wild birds. Sixteen of those species nest on Julie's wildlife sanctuary, so she knows the birds intimately, and writes about them with authority. To create the bulk of this extraordinary work, Julie would borrow a wild nestling, draw it, then return it to its nest every day until it fledged. Some were orphans she raised by hand, giving the ultimate insider's glimpse into their lives. In sparkling prose, Julie shares a lifetime of insight about bird breeding biology, growth, and cognition.

As an artist and wildlife rehabilitator, Julie possesses a unique skill set that includes sketching and painting rapidly from life as well as handling delicate hatchlings. She is uniquely positioned to create such an opus, and in fact, nothing like it has ever been attempted. Julie has many fans, and she will gain many more with this unparalleled work.
Beasts: Factual & Fantastic
Beasts
Factual & Fantastic
Hardcover      ISBN: 0892368888

easts Factual and Fantastic features vivid and charming details from the wealth of manuscripts in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library, along with a lively text; together both word and image provide an accessible and delightful introduction to the imagination of the medieval world.