Geoff Kersey con What to Paint: Trees, Woodlands & Forests in WatercolourThis is not so much a book about how to paint trees, as how to paint scenes with trees in them, and it's all the better for that.
The book comprises no fewer than 24 different scenes, each with an outline tracing and a double-page spread showing the completed work along with notes on the colours used and how some of the specific details were handled. It's a series of ideas rather than a set of exercises to complete and, as such, more suited to those with some experience of the medium.
Geoff has chosen an excellent variety of subjects from the stark shapes of a winter morning's walk to the dappled shade of a woodland in spring, from the warm afternoon sunshine of a Manhattan park to the chilly afterglow of a midwinter evening.
With Geoff as your guide this excellent book is sure to put a spring in your step and you'll realise that learning to paint is easier than you think.
Book: Search Press . Paperback . 112 Pages . Colour throughout