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Mowry addresses both specific and general themes in landscape paintings, and fills a niche by emphasizing series paintings within that genre. Commitment is key, she says, noting that the endeavor to understand nature, or at least a part of it, is implicit in painting landscapes, which can be a form of meditation. Just as meditation leads to an uncluttered mind, the artist can move beyond rendering the subject and begin to paint ideas about the subject, reaching for the essence, or "core of place." Claude Monet was the first to restrict an exhibit of his work to a single series of 15 works, the Poplars, and to stir interest in thematic series painting, that is, explorations of such subjects as wildflowers, mists and hazes, and roads, paths, and waterfalls as metaphors for life. Thoughtfully written with spare but far-reaching text, and generously illustrated throughout with full-color reproductions of Mowry's and others' work, this contemplative how-to reminds artists that "seeing cannot be forced. It happens when we are ready." Whitney Scott
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About the Author

Elizabeth Mowry is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and a Distinguished Pastelist of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. She taught at the Woodstock School of Art in New York for 14 years and now teaches master classes in foreign countries. She is the author of The Poetic Landscape (0-8230-4067-4) and The Pastelist's Year (0-8230-3935-8), which has sold 10,000 copies.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823026027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823026029
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is not a "how to" or a "look what I did" book.
J. David McNeely
Elizabeth Mowry is one of the most inspirational and amazing pastel artists that the pastel world has been blessed to have.
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This is a wonderful, interesting book for the pastel artist.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Lane on July 27, 2008
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When you are weary from toiling over your masterpiece, you must grab this book by Elizabeth Mowry, curl up in your favorite spot and just enjoy this wonderful book. The author & artist wants you to get involved with your painting and learn to FEEL what your eyes see, so that what you put on paper is part of yourself. It's your story, your vision of life. Ms. Mowry is a very talented artist who shares with the reader her thoughts & ideas that went into the many beautiful paintings she rendered in pastels & some in oils. The book is so beautifully done, with many, many beautiful landscapes she painted during her travels all over the world and her narrative about her travels and her personal thoughts about the many scenes she painted, that I didn't realize until I got well into the book that she was also giving the reader many valuable lessons in such things as structure of a painting, light source, theme painting, & individualizing one's work. Wow, what a book. It's a joy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JBell on September 20, 2011
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This book has lots of lovely pictures and pleasing thoughts but it is not an art instruction book. It's just nice to look at. If you are looking for art instruction this is not the book to buy. If you want to look at pictures and read the artist's thoughts then this is it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. David McNeely on February 1, 2009
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It was my privilege to recently obtain a copy of Elizabeth Mowrey's latest book, "Landscape Meditations." I thorougly enjoyed her two earlier books and eagerly looked forward to receiving this one. I was not disappointed! This is not a "how to" or a "look what I did" book. As in her earlier books, she teaches us more of a philosophical even spiritual approach to artistic expression. To those of us that can't approach her talent, she lets us glimpse how a true artist thinks. I especially appreciated her sense of place in her paintings which to me is akin to the writings of Wendell Berry. Her writing and, of course, her wonderful oil pastels are good for the soul.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Tabor on December 2, 2010
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Landscape Meditations
Landscape meditations is by far one of the best books I have ever read on being an Artist! In my, almost 70, years as an artist I have struggled with my eccentricities. For years I have been looking at a dead tree in a field off a busy hi-way. Elizabeth Mowry has given me "permission" to do what I should have done long ago, pull of the road and get some pix of it!!! In my case just a bit to late. The tree had finally fallen over so all I have is memories, but thats O.K. too, Now I have two, starting a third painting of that tree that I have pulled out of my mind. She has helped me realize that I am an "CRAZY" artist and that's just what I am supposed to be. Move out of the way world cause here I come. I am a MUCH better artist because of this book. It is beyond must have, it is essential!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pamela A. Shanks on December 8, 2009
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Elizabeth Mowry's pastel books are an inspiration, not just for her beautiful artworks but for her choice of poetry and meditations. The colours set the moods and the words give pause for thought. Wonderful books, especially Landscape Meditations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jerry D. on February 17, 2013
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Very easy to read and to relate to relative to what one can accomplish with pastels. More of a reading book that can be used for enlightenment. Not a good textbook
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Gibson on September 24, 2012
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This is a wonderful, interesting book for the pastel artist. As other reviewers have stated, it is not an instruction book on how to paint with pastels. However, there is a lot to be learned from the book whether a pastel painter or other medium. I bought this book on the recommendation of an artist friend of mine who is an internationally recognized artist, and I have now read it front to back twice. I feel it has greatly improved my pastel painting, and my artist friend said that he could see it in my work.
I would highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to improve their artistic ability.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roxene G. Sloate on May 23, 2011
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Loved this book! It addresses many artistic thoughts from a poetic and practical viewpoint. Everyone can learn from this read as well as enjoy Mowry's beautiful imagery.
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