by David Curtis and Robin Capon
David Curtis is one of the most successful and celebrated artists working in the UK today. His books are bestsellers and in his latest book he discusses and demonstrates his approach to painting outside on location. He paints on site whenever possible as he finds that working directly from the subject gives his work a sense of immediacy, dynamism, light and drama.
Many artists are interested in painting outside but lack the confidence to successfully work in this way. Here David shows how to develop the necessary skills. He looks at every aspect, from preliminary planning to appropriate painting techniques and, above all, how to capture the essence of the scene in front of you. He includes location sketching as well as advice on essential equipment to take with you.
With practical advice and inspirational paintings covering a wide variety of subjects, Painting on Location will prove valuable to all those who wish to paint outdoors, whether to make finished paintings in their own right on location, or to use the experience and information gathered as a basis for further work in the studio.
About the author
David Curtis is one of the country’s best-known painters, with a number of prestigious art awards. His work is widely exhibited and is also published as fine art cards and prints. He is the author of the bestselling Light and Mood in Watercolours and Capturing the Moment in Oils.
Robin Capon is an experienced author and art journalist, having written several books, including with co-authors, David Curtis: Light and Mood in Watercolour and Abstract and Colour Techniques (with Claire Harrigan). He is a regular contributor to The Artist and Leisure Painter. He lives in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
Extent: 128 pages
Size: 276 x 216 mm
Illustrations: 130 colour illustrations