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Multcolib Research Picks: Drawing and Painting Trees in the Landscape

The Artistic Anatomy of Trees, Their Structure & Treatment in Painting
The Artistic Anatomy of Trees, Their Structure & Treatment in Painting By Cole, Rex Vicat (Book - 1965 ) 758.5 C689a 1965 Available in some locations

Annotation:This inspiring small book is one of the best sources for learning about the accurate representation of trees in drawing and painting.

Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape
Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape By Nice, Claudia (Book - 2011 ) 743.76 N588d 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A new title as of January, 2013, this book is excellent for painting and sketching trees in a variety of media.

Keys to Painting Trees & Foliage
Keys to Painting Trees & Foliage (Book - 2001 ) 758.5 K44 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tips from artists for textures and ranges of colors, plus trees in different seasons.

The Way of the Brush
The Way of the Brush Painting Techniques of China and Japan By Briessen, Fritz van (Book - 1998 ) 751.425 B853w 1998 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:This book can be used as a sequence of lessons on the art and aesthetics of traditional Chinese and Japanese painting techniques. Examples of trees are prevalent throughout.

Landscapes in Watercolour
Landscapes in Watercolour By Philcox, Theodora (Book - 2002 ) 751.4224 P545L 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Though this book is about landscapes more generally, the style of writing and content provide many inspiring ideas for painting trees, for line and color.

How to Paint Like the Impressionists
How to Paint Like the Impressionists A Practical Guide to Re-creating your Own Impressionist Paintings By Hodge, Susie (Book - 2004 ) 751.4 H688h 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Each chapter focuses on a technique of Impressionist painter, outlining in steps how to create the effect. Examples: Creating mass and solid form, tonal contrasts, pointillism.

Cezanne
Cezanne Landscape Into Art By Machotka, Pavel (Book - 1996 ) 759.4 C42ma Available in some locations

Annotation: Photographs by Rewald and others of the scenes that Cezanne painted offer a fascinating study of his approaches to painting trees.

David Hockney
David Hockney A Bigger Picture (Book - 2012 ) 741.942 H685d 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Whole chapters from Hockney's series of paintings of the English countryside.

Watteau
Watteau The Drawings By Rosenberg, Pierre (Book - 2011 ) 759.4 W346r 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Watteau used both red and black chalk in his drawings of landscapes with trees, that look almost like engravings.

The Landscape in Art
The Landscape in Art By Carli, Enzo (Book - 1980 ) 758.1 C279L Available in some locations

Annotation:How people have painted trees over time. Useful for ideas about painting trees, from a wide array of historical and cultural perspectives from 3000 BC.

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Techniques for sketching and painting trees in your surroundings, with books of artists' works that feature trees in a range of styles.


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