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Drawing and Painting on Location - A guide to en plein-air

By Kevin Scully

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ISBN: 9781785002403
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 21/03/2017
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 213 colour photographs

Working en plein-air is a French term that means literally 'in the open air' and, although artists have been doing just that for centuries, the concept is experiencing a resurgence today. Sketchers and painters alike are leaving their studios and heading out into the open air. This book encourages you to join them. Full of in-depth advice and practical instruction, it explains how to make the most of painting outside and how to capture the very essence of a scene with a far greater authenticity than can be achieved when working from a second-hand image.


  • Covers an array of mediums including pencils, pastels, pens, watercolours, oils and acrylics
  • Advises on the best materials and accessories, from sketchbooks to easels
  • Suggests suitable locations and subject matter including landscapes, seascapes and people
  • Explains the importance of good composition, colour harmony, tonal values and perspective
  • Encourages the exploration of new ideas by examining other artists' work, and the development of personal style

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