A Rocky Mountain Sketchbook
This 112-page bestselling guide to watercolour painting highlights the basic skills and materials required to venture out into the mountains and create a unique watercolour sketch…even if you’ve never painted before!
Donna Jo Massie’s classic and highly sought-after instructional book has been newly formatted and packaged as a durable hardcover for the modern traveller interested in capturing the stunning beauty of mountain landscapes in one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations: the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
This user-friendly guide takes the aspiring artist through all aspects of developing a love and appreciation for travelling and painting in mountain environments. With information on how to begin a sketchbook and what materials to pack, lessons on surrounding trees, flowers, rocks, water and shadows, a glossary and a list of suggested reference books, this new edition of A Rocky Mountain Sketchbook is certain to entice a whole new generation of watercolour enthusiasts to venture into the natural world with paper, brushes and palette.
The Joy of Mountains
A 112-page illustrated guide and travelogue detailing watercolour painting and drawing techniques specific to stunning natural environments found along the North American Rocky Mountain Range from New Mexico to Alaska.
Over the past 15 years, and since the publication of her first book, A Rocky Mountain Sketchbook, well-known art instructor Donna Jo Massie has been developing her creative experiences in outdoor landscapes by travelling and painting in famously stunning locations in American mountain parks, from a monastery in the Chama Wilderness in northern New Mexico to the Alaska Marine Ferry on the Inside Passage.
Throughout this fun and practical book, the reader is presented with illustrated pages from Donna Jo’s own sketchbooks, featuring step-by-step instructions; notes on watercolour palette selection and important techniques; pages devoted to clouds, rocks, trees, water and colour schemes; a map with locations where the sketches were painted; location information that includes websites should you feel inspired to visit and paint these same landscapes; a supplies and tools page; and separate sketching pages, because, let’s face it, you can’t have too many sketchbooks.