From the Publisher
The Walter Foster/Reeves "Getting Started" Series
Walter Foster Publishing--the leader in art instruction for more than 80 years--has paired up with Reeves--the leading manufacturer of quality art materials for beginners since 1776--to create the "Getting Started" series books. This exciting series gives aspiring artists the knowledge they need to create beautiful drawings and paintings, no matter what previous art experience they've had. Each title provides simple, step-by-step instructions for rendering a variety of subjects, as well as clear, uncomplicated instruction to aid the beginning artist with a specific medium.
About the Author
Chris Hansen is the manager of The Fly Angler, a retail fly-fishing store in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Chris has extensive experience teaching beginners how to fly fish. He organizes and conducts fly-casting and fly-tying classes for customers of his store, and he spends many days each spring, summer and fall guiding novice fly anglers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Chris spent one summer guiding at one of Alaska's premier fly camps, Tikchik Narrows Lodge. Each winter, he travels to the Texas coast to fly fish for various inshore saltwater species, and he recently returned from a successful fly-fishing adventure to Belize.
William F. Powell studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His work has been represented in major galleries and reproduced in the form of illustrations, prints, and limited-edition collector's plates. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and illustration for more than 45 years. His experience as an instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, and pastel with subjects ranging from landscapes and seascapes to still life, portraiture, and wildlife. He holds awards for the technical side of his art, which has been used in major space and environmental programs.William F. Powell is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel-with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. Additionally, Bill conducts painting workshops and produces instructional videos that employ unique methods of in-depth presentation and demonstration. Bill holds awards for his technical art, which has been used for major projects, such as space programs and environmental studies. He lives in Temecula, CA.