Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting


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The whys and hows of the various aspects of landscape painting: angles and consequent values, perspective, painting of trees, more. 34 black-and-white reproductions of paintings by Carlson. 58 explanatory diagrams.

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Kenneth K

Apr 12, 2012


This book was recommended to me by many Artists and is also recommended by other various Art Books. Primarily verbage, but a lot of important data is shared.

Robert P. H

Jun 9, 2011

A must for your Art Library

Great detailed descriptions of the effects of light, composition, and other fundamentals while contemporary artists who write art books tend to try to cover in a few sentences.


May 12, 2011

Timeless Classic

This is a wonderful book for anyone from beginner to experienced artist. The material is well organized and very helpful.


Jan 13, 2011

Beginner Assistant!

Simple and easy to learn techniques explained.
Beginner here, help appreciated. Received in good record time.


Oct 24, 2008

Great Book!

This is one of the greatest books on plein air painting out there! Very helpful and informative! Wish the pictures were in color, but doesn't really hurt the wonderful wisdom gleaned from Mr. Carlson lifetime of painting out in the open air. I highly recommend this book if you are seriuos about painting the landscape.

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    • Title: Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting by John F. Carlson
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Print ISBN: 9780486229270, 0486229270
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