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Drawing and Painting Trees
This classic of art instruction by noted British painter Adrian Hill presents a well-rounded guide to portraying beeches, elms, pines, and many other varieties of trees. The three-part treatment begins with a brief but informative history of tree painting through the ages, highlighted with images by Titian, Rubens, Constable, Turner, and other masters. Advancing to a well- ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 25th 2008 by Dover Publications
(first published 1977)
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If I were to start drawing, I'd start with trees, I think. I chose to read this not only to get a sense of where and how to start, but also, and maybe primarily, as a tree identifier: I hate to see interesting trees and not know their names. Right now I can only identify a handful of tree types. This book has good illustrations for some of the more common English trees, many of which I'm not sure are commonly seen in New England. I need to get a book on tree identification (as well as one for fl ...more