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Trees are a magnificent source of inspiration for artists. This book looks more closely at their role in art and how best the artist can capture their essence as the sole subject of a painting, to complete a landscape or to step into an abstract representation. In a unique collaboration, Sian and Rob Dudley combine their skills to offer insights into a range of techniques and styles. There are tips and ideas for finding inspiration, developing your ideas, information gathering, layout, tone and colour within the book. Step-by-step projects demonstrate the techniques in action, from first inspiration through to completion. With practical advice on painting through the seasons to help you to see and paint trees with new appreciation, this book is a joyful and essential guide to creating expressive paintings. A beautiful and essential guide to painting trees creatively with confidence and personal style, it is superbly illustrated with 198 colour illustrations featuring watercolour, oil and pencil technique. Will be of great interest to artists, watercolourists, English countryside enthusiasts, natural history and scientific illustrators, Trees are a magnificent source of inspiration for artists. Sian and Rob Dudley are well-known and respected artists and contribute to the online resource Art Tutor.