How to Draw & Paint

How to Draw & Paint


By Tom Swimm; Michael Obermeyer; Anita Hampton

Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600582226, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 2011


In his helpful guide, professional artists Anita Hampton, Michael Obermeyer, Kevin Short, and Tom Swimm guide readers through the process of creating charming outdoor scenes from sketch to finished masterpiece. The book covers important aspects of landscape painting, such as composition, color schemes, and perspective, as the authors show readers how to render eight charming landscapes step by step. Full of inspiring images and invaluable tips from the pros, this modern look at a traditional genre is an essential addition to any beginning artist's library

About the Author
Tom Swimm has felt an instinctive need to paint since his early childhood. Although he is self-taught, he has long been inspired by the work of Van Gogh, Monet, and Hopper, and he considers these masters his teachers. Tom's first one-man exhibition was at the Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. His work has also been displayed in several other California galleries, at ArtExpo New York, and at the APPAF Exhibition in Paris, France. His paintings have also appeared on the cover of Skyward Marketing's in-flight magazine in 2001, as well as on the cover of "Artist's Magazine" in 1992. And Tom's work is currently featured in several Walter Foster Publishing titles