Friday, May 20, 2016

New Sketching on the Spot Book Available Soon

I'm over the moon and positively giddy! Cathy Johnson's newest book, due out this July, 
( and available for pre-order through NorthLight Publishers or Amazon), Artist's Sketchbook: Exercises and Techniques for Sketching on the Spot, features some of my nature journal pages on the cover and in the book as well. I'm thrilled to be in the company of some of the most wonderful sketchers on the planet. Click this link to see a complete list of sketching artists who have contributed to this wonderful new book.

From the publisher....Vast opportunities and great joy await you as you learn sketching “on the spot”—be it in your own backyard, amid the bustle of a busy market, on a hike or wherever you happen to find yourself.
Cathy Johnson leads you on this thrilling expedition as you explore ways to turn everyday sights and experiences into a cache of visual memories. She and other artists have opened their sketchbooks to share their favorite subjects, ranging from nature’s paraphernalia to aging buildings, crashing waves and beloved pets. You will travel the world through sketches and stories, through deserts and deep woods, cities and small towns. Along the way, you’ll pick up helpful tips and clever, on-location improvisations for making your sketching sessions pleasurable, safe and productive.
The Artist’s Sketchbook is a pure delight, full of passion and possibility, ideas and inspirations. You’ll learn ways to be prepared, simplify, still your inner critic, embrace the here and now, and in doing so, discover wonders you never thought to look for.
Chapters focus on sketching subjects close to home, on travels, in nature, in urban settings and from everyday life.
  • 10+ artists share favorite sketches, tips and techniques.
  • 15+ demos reveal on-the-spot sketches as they come together.
  • Includes expert advice on getting the best results from a range of mediums, including graphite, ink, colored pencil, watercolor and gouache.

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