Watercolor in Nature: Paint Woodland Wildlife and Botanicals with 20 Beginner-Friendly Projects

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Capture the Natural World with Vibrant Works of Art

Nature illustrator Rosalie Haizlett has hiked through countless forests with her sketchbook and watercolors, documenting the plants, animals and landscapes that she encounters. She has also taught tens of thousands of students to paint and appreciate nature's beauty through her popular online classes and in-person workshops.

 

In this book, Rosalie provides step-by-step instruction on how to paint 20 realistic insects, fungi, birds, botanicals and mammals in her vibrant wet- on-dry watercolor style. Pick up the skills you need to become a better observer in the outdoors, take your own reference photos and paint a wide variety of subjects so that you can continue to draw inspiration from nature long after you finish the projects in this book. You'll also learn some fun nature facts along the way! Whether you're a total beginner or ready to take your skills to the next level, Rosalie is here to walk you through every step of the process.

 

 

"Skillshare Top Teacher and artist Rosalie Haizlett introduces her signature teaching style and artistic approach to new audiences through this stunning and accessible book." --Skillshare

 

"This book has everything you need to capture the beauty of the natural world through watercolor--no prior experience needed!" --Kolbie Blume, artist, art educator and author of Wilderness Watercolor Landscapes

 

"Rosalie Haizlett will be your guide, coach and support system as you venture out in nature with brush and palette." --John Muir Laws, author of The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling

 

Watercolor in Nature is not only a treasure box of tips and techniques, but a surprisingly inspirational intersection of creativity, nature and well-being. --Maggie Enterrios, illustrator and author of Flowerscape

 

Along with teaching how to paint, Rosalie also lets us slow down and rediscover our own sense of wonder in the close-up details of nature. This book is a celebration of curiosity as much as it is a practical guide to learning the tools and techniques of watercolor. --Gale Straub, creator of She Explores

 

"This book will teach you magic painting skills for capturing nature, but more surprisingly, it does something even more fundamental: it creates an environment where you will most certainly be captured by the magic of nature!" --Andy J. Pizza, illustrator and founder of the Creative Pep Talk podcast

 

Rosalie Haizlett has collaborated with prominent organizations like the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Recently, she was the artist-in-residence at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as well as the National Audubon Society in Maine. She is currently based in West Virginia.

Page Street Publishing/Macmillan

Pub Date: November 30, 2021

0.4" H x 8.9" L x 7.7" W

168 pages

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