Oil & Acrylic (Paperback)

Clouds & Skyscapes (How to Draw & Paint)

By Alan Sonneman

Walter Foster Publishing, 9781600582417, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011

List Price: 8.95*
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Dramatic clouds and expansive skies have long been popular subjects for painters. However, rendering them realistically can be quite a challenge for beginners. Inside this book, acclaimed artist Alan Sonneman provides a wealth of instruction on the tricks to developing beautiful skies in oil or acrylic. From puffy picturesque clouds over grasslands to wispy clouds over a mountain landscape, artists can find an array of scenes to develop step by step. Alan also offers tips on creating different types of clouds, creating sky-enhancing compositions, and depicting light and shadow.

About the Author

Alan Sonneman's (Palo Alto, CA) murals are featured at the Riverside Hall of Justice in Riverside, California, and the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.