“Painting: Land & Sea,” by Vernon Kerr is a beautiful and informative introduction to painting landscapes and other nature paintings using oil paints to create realistic paintings that Bob Ross would be proud of.
The book is another chapter in a long list of art books published by Walter Foster Publishing explaining detailed “how-to” instructions for beginner painters and other artists trying to expand their repertoire. Like many good art books, Kerr starts at the beginning with materials and tools, he moves on to basic techniques and the color wheel and then he gets down to the nitty gritty with various studies.
From clouds to waves to rocks and snow, the early-on studies help form a basis of each painting. Then moving into the intricacies of the other elements of the painting is where Kerr spends the majority of his time. I found the instructions to be clear and easy to follow. The painting examples were beautiful and inspiring. There was a lot of depth in this book and every other page had expert tips to keep in mind.
I feel like this is a valuable volume for any painter’s library to foster continue growth as an artist. I definitely recommend it.
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