You will love this landscape book if:
Experience the fun and rewarding process of capturing nature’s splendor with this landscape painting book. Popular art instructor Johannes Vloothuis teaches you the ins and outs of painting landscapes in acrylic, pastel, watercolor and oil. Learn how to make the shift of painting what you see to painting as an artist sees it. Discover how to strategically edit, rearrange, and enhance color to turn nature’s beauty into inspired, original, and stunning landscapes. With just a few brushstrokes you will learn to capture the grandness and majesty of the landscape in Landscape Painting Essentials.
In Landscape Painting Essentials you will learn:
A Word from the Author
“I have taught over 15,000 artists, including professionals. These classes enabled me to verbalize in simple understandable terms the science of beauty in landscape painting, and much of it is now being revealed in this book. I part with this notion, I don’t believe in ugly paintings because it is a human expression, but I do believe one should pursue venues to make them more beautiful.” - Johannes Vloothuis
About the Author
Johannes Vloothuis has exhibited his work in museums all over the world such as Saint Petersburg, Sao Paolo, and The National Watercolor Museum in Mexico City where he won the top award in the country. A master painter, Johannes is an official art instructor for the publishers of North Light Books and several well-known art magazines. He has also taught over 15,000 artists of all skill levels through his interactive Paint Along online courses.
Chapter One: Paint How the Eye Sees
Chapter Two: Design with Abstract Shapes
Chapter Three: Vary and Enrich Colors
Chapter Four: Create Meldoic Movement
Chapter Five: Simplify
Chapter Six: Avoiding Clones
Chapter Seven: Accentuate Depth
|Skills||Paint, Step by Step|
|Skill Level||Intermediate, Experienced|
|Media||Acrylic, Oil, Pastel, Watercolor|
When I started painting a few years ago, I lacked knowledge on creating a good painting. I took online courses from Johannes and learned the basics that are the foundation of artwork. In these courses, he covered every aspect of painting including composition, value, atmospheric perspective, color and much more. To this day as I paint, cloning, melodic lines and other terms I learned from Johannes are embedded in my head. What I learned from Johannes is in this eBook that covers his methods for creating a successful painting.
I have taken many courses from Johannes, learning a huge amount about landscape painting. This book is a visual reminder of previous lessons and information from the classes. This book covers a lot of good points no matter what medium is used.
If you have had no lessons at all this is a book that will make you start out correct. I used to say this and that but didn't know why it works. He explains the WHY. He is very personable in his classes which I recommend with the book.
I read many books on landscape painting, but this one beats all of them. The topics covered in this book couldn't be found anywhere. The author answers both questions: How to do it and why do it this way.
The Book “Landscape Painting Essentials” is without a doubt a must for a landscape artist. Essentially what is does is give the artist a base line of knowledge of how to analyze their paintings. All too often when a painter is finished he sees something is not right but he is not sure what is wrong. This book gives him the insight as to what might be the problem and how to correct it. This is as good as it gets.
This is the greatest book ever if you want to " improve your paintings". It is for all mediums and for any level you might be in, in your painting abilities. Wonderful examples and easy to understand style. You can tell he cares and and wants artists to understand all the " golden nuggets" he talks about in this book! Johannes and his book are an inspiration to me and I highly recommend it!
Good comprehensive guide for beginner and professional artists. The depth of information is hard to find in art books. Photos add to understanding the concepts presented.
Though it contains previous lectures of author
Jo shares all his secrets & concepts for a beautiful painting. He works with all mediums. His book is a wonderful resource because it has a lot of tips & explains why these work. Every artist should have this book as a reference book.
Jo illustrates the essentials of painting. He clarifies his "GOLDEN NUGGETS" & simplifies the principals as he illustrates what he is teaching. He talks about how the eye sees. He explains why which helps me understand & remember the concepts. I have been taking his classes for 4 years. I always feel I get so much from his classes.
His book is a must have reference book.
At last, at last, at last,
(with selling going fast)
Jo has put his book to print,
So let me give you just a hint:
It's packed with simple words to read
With pictures showing what to head
And every page will make you gasp
At all the 'nuggets' there to grasp.
It's likely you have yet to know
Just how to set your work aglow,
To make the landscape dance and sing
By just the touch of one small thing.
Jo's book is like a Master's Touch
It's brimming over with so much
That lifts you to a higher sphere
You're work will shout "True art is here!"
Robyne Clark re Johannes Vloothuis's book
Essentials of Landscape Painting.
I have taken several of Johannes's online classes and have been so pleased with his method of teaching. He makes the most important principals of landscape painting so clear and easy to understand.
He espouses concepts which I have not been taught in the other classes that I have taken. I have an extensive library of Art books which would be considerable smaller had I found his book first.
I recommend his books and his classes to artists of all ages and abilities.
I have long been a fan of Johannes instructional video series and have purchased almost all of them. This eBook of Landscape Painting Essentials boils them down to a usable, understandable nutshell. One of the most helpful discussions is when he talks about how the eye sees and how that applies to painting. He clearly states his concepts and tenants and completely covers his important rules of landscape painting. They all make sense to this student artist. I will be referencing this book for a long time to come as I continue my painting adventures. Thank you, Jo! Nice job.
I was so excited when I learned that Jo's ebook was finally out.
This book will not disappoint you. I will also be purchasing the hardcopy. Once again he breaks down the landscape and simplifies with his golden rules! Now I can look at any painting and understand what makes it a fabulous work of art! Thanks Jo for writing this wonderful book!
Of all the art books I have read, Landscape Painting Essentials by Johannes Vloothuis is certainly one of the better ones. What is impressive is the clean writing with no illusions of grandeur. There are no fancy artsy words for a “line” or “color”. There is no need to go to a dictionary to understand what is being described. He gives honest reasons why an artist needs to do certain things to improve his panting. He also clearly explains the reason why we see things and how we must sometimes compensate for what we see, in order for a composition to work. The chapters are well thought out with an abundance of pictures and graphics to illustrate what the author is detailing.
This is certainly a solid learning tool for any one interested in landscape painting.
I live on another continent, Europe and I heard of Mr. Johannes Vloothuis through the Internet. Before it, I took some classes in my own country, but nobody did know to explain me those little, but most important, in other words essential things that I somehow feel, but were not sure that they are correct. So, I am very thankful to him because he has shown me how to release my mind and my hand, and I think that everybody who likes to paint must have his book, and has to take his classes.
This book brings so much clarity to concepts before unheard of. In reading it I am nodding my head and find that aha moment in every chapter. This book will change the way you perceive creating art forever. Lots of tips and tricks to make you a better artist and a perfect reference for years to come. I have the hard copy on preorder so I can access it more readily while painting. Highly recommended.
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