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5.0 étoiles sur 5IF YOU LOVE ART AND NATURE, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!!4 décembre 2007
Par Louise Christian - Publié sur Amazon.com
I have just recieved Cathy Johnson's new book, "Creating Nature in Watercolor, an Artists Guide." I sat down and read it through, and found it felt like an beautifully illustrated letter from a good friend, who is encouraging me to join her in her love of nature and creating. The art work is superb of course, as I expected, since I already own several of her books, and recently took one of her wonderful Online Classes...and she has been drawing and painting for her whole life...but I also found much more in it than artwork. She not only shares many, many, many valuable techniques and tips...but they seem unique to her charming way of helping us out with some of the little things that become big things when you dont know how to deal with them. And she adds so many details and makes them all so interesting! Her 'personal relationship' with nature pulls the reader and artist into a close connection with creation and creating. It is a book for everyone...beginning and professional artists as well as all who appreciate nature. For me this is her best book....so far...:)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Beautiful & inspiring5 décembre 2007
Par Susan Robinson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Cathy Johnson's newest book is a work of art in itself. The inside page design is simply beautiful. The illustrations by Ms. Johnson are very inspiring. And her tone is one of gentle encouragement ("yes, you can do this too"). I just received my copy recently and have already spent hours savoring it. Many of Ms. Johnson's books seem deceptively simple. One could quickly glance over her notes and paintings and then set the book on the shelf. The real value comes from taking her books, page by page, and actually DOING the exercises she provides. Pay attention to her teaching, follow her examples, and wonderful things will happen with your artwork. Creating Nature in Watercolor is a wonderful book and I am thankful that the artist took the time to create it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A well written and beautifully illustrated book...4 décembre 2007
Par Jan Zeller - Publié sur Amazon.com
I became interested in Watercolor through and online class given by Cathy Johnson almost one year ago. Now I am hooked! I purchased this book as well as several other of Cathy's books to learn more of what she has to teach. This book,(like all of Cathy Johnson's books) is easy to undersatnd and very well illlustrated. She keeps it simple yet her instruction is very through. Cathy is a very talented, patient and generous artist. She doesn't hesitate sharing her knowledge with others. Her books have helped me to learn many new techniques and have given me the inspiration keep on painting. Thanks Kate!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Beautiful Guidance7 décembre 2007
Par Jeanette Sclar - Publié sur Amazon.com
Having used 2 of Ms. Johnson's books before ("Creating Textures in Watercolor" and "Watercolor Pencil Magic-sadly out of print") I had great hopes for this new volume, and it does not disappoint. More than a collection of pretty watercolor studies to be admired -though it is full of them! - this book breaks down the process and tells you how to get the result you're looking for. Ms. Johnson even gives tips on the practicalities of capturing the uncooperative moving creatures of nature on paper! I have found something valuable on every page.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Appreciating and Capturing Nature5 décembre 2007
Par Brenda Yarborough - Publié sur Amazon.com
Cathy Johnson's newest book, Creating Nature in Watercolor, is a most delightful read and it's filled with tips and techniques on appreciating nature and capturing your interpretation of that observation in watercolor. Whether you want to learn how to document botanical samples in a journal or compose an extensive landscape on a full sheet of watercolor paper, this book is a must have! Cathy has a teaching style that encourages everyone to jump right in and have fun learning. This book contains short exercises as well as step-by-step lessons for painting landscapes. A beginner will find this book to be a tremendous start off point and a professional will find many useful tips and notes to help them progress in their treatment of nature and landscapes.