Most popular Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes, etc) books
The most popular Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes, etc) books currently available. Updated weekly.
A companion piece to The Lost Words - A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, this beautifully presented CD features exclusive new spells and artwork and a CD of new music from an incredible collaboration between Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Kerry Andrew, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux.
From an elephant lovingly resting on his master's shoulder to a dog led through the rubbles of Kabul on the back of a bicycle; these images by Steve McCurry tell a thousand stories, each a touching tribute to the creatures who share our planet. The legendary photographer presents his favorite shots of animals in this kaleidoscopic collection...
Dave White introduces the simple but effective techniques that he uses to paint stunning, dramatic seascapes with beautiful and realistic skies.
Divided into eighteen chapters - one for each of the coastal counties in the UK - this book will entertain and illuminate, by casting new light on the many points of intrigue to be explored along 3000 miles of spectacularly diverse and historically rich English coast.
Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.
Draw Like An Artist: 100 Realistic Animals takes readers, step by step, through drawing a variety of animal figures and faces.
Learn to paint beautiful watercolor flowers in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will give you a good grounding in this new-to-you medium and teach you all you need to know to get started with painting flowers in watercolor.
A full colour country almanac by artist Catherine Hyde, follows the phases of the moon and a hare's journey throughout the year in a lyrical tribute to the natural world.
For many, the highlights of seaside holidays are rockpooling and gathering the glorious array of shells left strewn on the beach after the receding tide.
This hardback pocket diary is illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick's beautiful sketches of the Hebrides through the seasons.Featuring distinctive full-colour paintings by one of Scotland's best-loved authors and artists, this exquisite diary is a wonderful celebration ofthe extraordinary natural beauty of the Hebrides.
A sellout debut in 2018, Birds in the Garden is back, combining two beloved and seamlessly linked passions: gardening and birdwatching. An iridescent Allen's Hummingbird sips from a nectar-bearing Pride of Madeira flower. Lavender blossoms offset the mango-yellow eyes of a Great Horned Owl perching in a field. A Great Tit, known for its cheery repertoire of calls, lands on a garden shovel. Printed on FSC-certified paper, this green-friendly calendar also includes tips through the seasons (building birdbaths), growing birdfriendly plants (such as milkweed and sunflowers), and nurturing migrant birds (help them recover from their journeys by offering feeders with different types of seeds and fruits).
A book that challenges us to change the way we think about elephants, and encourages us to take action to help save them.
Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and preservation, and Christabel King is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains botanical art and illustration, covering materials, collecting plant material, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, and painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine.
This veritable marine treasure trove of a book is richly illustrated by the author, with fifty of the most beautiful, easily encountered, and sometimes astonishing marine organisms found on British coasts, from seemingly exotic seahorses and starfish, to peculiar sea-potatoes and sea lemons.
Featuring all kinds of dogs big, small, graceful, cute, funny, this book includes a collection of dog art and illustration by artists around the world. It is suitable for dog lovers of all ages.
Describes over 50 tropical plants, telling the stories of their origins and features - each accompanying illustration presses out of the page, transforming your book into a work of art.
Terry Harrison's clear, no-nonsense advice and easy to follow instructions make painting accessible for people who have never had the confidence to try before.
'I have reviewed a lot of books on painting for beginners but this series is the best to date. Very highly recommended for anybody who wants to learn watercolour painting.' www.myshelf.comWith 3 colours, 3 brushes and this practical advice, you can start painting watercolour landscapes.
Draw Like An Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants takes readers, step by step, through drawing a variety of botanical structures.
As intimate and meticulous as his revered portraits, Lucian Freud's magnificent paintings and drawings of plant life are gathered for the first time in book form.
Over 80 stunning paintings and sketches of roses by award-winning artist Rosie Sanders, each accompanied by a letter about the flower.
After an epic Amazonian journey through Brazil and Peru, German botanist von Martius compiled an unsurpassed catalogue of all known genera of palm. This exquisite encyclopedic treasury is a jewel of 19th-century botany, as remarkable for its meticulous classification, as it is for its maps, color landscapes, and cross-sectioned diagrams showing...
A practical guide to the art of painting nature. Award-winning authors Meriel Thurstan and Rosie Martin demonstrate how to capture a host of wonderful natural history subjects, from fish, feathers, butterflies and bugs to eggshells and sea life.
A compact edition of Joseph Banks' extraordinary botanical engravings of flora discovered on Captain Cook's first voyage.
An inspiring and accessible guide to painting beautiful snow scenes using easy-to-master techniques.
Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup
Billy showell's exquisitely executed watercolour portraits of fruit and vegetables give an unconventional, often amusing, twist to traditional botanical studies, taking them on to a new and exciting contemporary level.
Now she turns her attention to our mysterious, playful and surprisingly wise feline friends. Every page of this full colour gift book pairs a charming photograph with just the right sentiment, offering an inspiring life lesson we can learn from cats.
Drawing with graphite and coloured pencils enables you to capture every detail of a plant, and to enjoy, study and celebrate their forms. This book introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the plant, working upwards from the root system to include the stem, leaves, flowers and fruit.
In 367 exquisite plates, this treasure of botanical literature records the flowers of the palatial grounds at Eichstatt, Bavaria, once some of the most beautiful gardens in history. The illustrations are organized by season and, following the classification system used today, show plants belonging to a total of 90 families and covering 340 genera.
From deserted beaches to busy ports, from pretty fishing villages to a surfers' paradise, a salt marsh to a ship-breakers' yard, Coasts is a photographic exploration of where the land meets the sea.
Be inspired by Marjolein Bastin's passion for the natural world in this unique, inspirational sketchbook.
Officially titled The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America this is the second ground-breaking work by world-renowned artist and naturalist John James Audubon. Following the success of his Birds of America, Audubon documented and depicted 150 four-footed North American mammals, in their natural habitat, in breathtaking colour and detail.