- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Sierra Club Books (June 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0871569337
- ISBN-13: 978-0871569332
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,386,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature Paperback – June, 2001
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More About the Author
She is passionate about journaling and sketching, as well, as her popular Artist's Journal Workshop suggests, and she runs a huge Facebook group online originating from that book She is very active on Facebook with a number of groups as well as her own professional page, here: https://www.facebook.com/Cathy-Johnson-Art-119899574740563/
She has written and illustrated 34 books, and contributed to a number of others, working with a variety of national publishing houses. Those include North Light/F&W, Time/Life, Sierra Club, Random House, Scholastic, Globe Pequot Press, Gibbs-Smith Publisher, Tehabi, Van Nostrand Reinhold, Walker Publications, Prentice-Hall Press, Penguin, Stackpole and others.
Many of these books have been published in editions overseas, as well, in Russia, Japan, Holland, France and England.
In 1993, she founded her own small publishing company, Graphics/Fine Arts Press, which primarily offers books of interest to the reenacting community or others interested in history and material culture.
She teaches online, offering a number of self-directed mini-classes on her website.
Her paintings are included in a number of private and corporate collections in this country and abroad, including Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO; F&W Publications/North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH; Early American Life Magazine, Harrisburg, PA; The Kansas City Life Insurance Co., Kansas City, MO; and Newcomers Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.
Her original jewelry has also found its way overseas, to Scotland and Great Britain, and is included in the Images of the Archetype Collection in Glasgow, Scotland and her green man and fantasy paintings and sculptures are currently in a one-woman show online at http://www.greenmanreview.com/gallery-kate/index.html.
She has been a longtime member of the Author's Guild and the Costume Society of America. She was chosen Conservation Communicator of the Year by the Burroughs Audubon Society in l987, and won the Thorpe Menn Award for Creative Writing (AAUW) for The Naturalist's Cabin; Constructing the Dream (Viking Penguin) in 1992.
She offers a number of free tutorial videos on YouTube, as well, here: https://www.youtube.com/user/KateJosTube
She's married to the love of her life, Joseph Ruckman, and shares a small Victorian house with him and a varying number of cats.
Her website is http://cathyjohnson.info
Top Customer Reviews
The author's wide range of ideas for subject matter in landscape, trees, flowers, birds, butterflies, turtles, frogs and all kinds of small furry fauna is an inspiration to both beginners and experienced painters to get out their brushes and CREATE! Her ideas of simplifying distant landscapes or of taking a close view of a single flower, rock, or tree root will bring fresh ideas to try.
Having worked in the art discipline of a liberal arts college library for many years and currently painting and continuing to study books on painting, I recommend "Painting in Nature" with great enthusiasm.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book! Anything by Cathy Johnson is so awesome and so inspiring!Published 10 months ago by Marva Plummer-bruno
the Author is a very fine painter and her instructions are excellent. I would have liked even more color illustrations.Published on July 21, 2013 by P Gray
I read this first as a library book, and liked it so much I wanted my own copy. Makes me want to sit and paint all day....Published on December 17, 2012 by Johnson Family