Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

Books in the landscape painting genre are based on concepts and techniques of painting nature’s scenery such as trees, mountains, rivers, forests, valleys. It is a sub-genre of painting. These books can be about the guides of the Plein Air and Studio painting. The main aim of this genre is to teach landscape artists the depiction of a perfect topographical view of the actual place. In addition, they cover methods to paint an observational scenery rather than imitation. Certain factors such as simplification and masses, color and light, and various techniques of capturing the illusion of light are also included in landscaping guides. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Landscape Painting.

1. Bob Ross Bobblehead: With Sound! (RP Minis)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

Bring the soothing sounds of Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting into your home or office with the one and only mini Bob Ross Talking Bobblehead. Kit includes: 4" bobblehead figure that plays 10 different wise and witty sayings from the art master Mini easel book featuring 30 of Ross's landscape works, which can be displayed alongside the bobblehead figure

  • Author: Bob Ross
  • Publisher: RP Minis; Box Min Sp edition (October 3, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0762490417
  • Dimensions: 2.9 x 2 x 3.8 inches


2. Thomas Kinkade Studios 2022 Deluxe Wall Calendar

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

The Thomas Kinkade Studios 2022 Deluxe Wall Calendar features stunning full-color artwork by Thomas Kinkade Studios and plenty of room to add your own events, appointments, and notes on each of the twelve monthly grids. This calendar comes packaged in a sturdy, full-color matching envelope. Thomas Kinkade Studios carries on the artist's legacy of creating and sharing beautiful images that evoke a sense of peace, inspiration, and gratitude, reminding us of home, family, and the places and things that make us happy. Each monthly spread of this calendar shows an image such as Candlelight Cottage,   Italian Café , or  Santa's Workshop . Other features include:  Comes in sturdy, fully designed envelope 13.5" x 12" calendar opens to 13.5" x 24" when displayed Planning spread for September–December 2021 12-month calendar runs from January–December 2022 Generous grid space to add appointments and reminders; lined area for notes Widely celebrated and nationally recognized holidays and observances Moon phases, based on Universal Time Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based ink

  • Author: Thomas Kinkade
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (July 13, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1524864248
  • Dimensions: 14 x 0.3 x 12.4 inches


3. Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

**A New York Times Bestseller!** Based on the wildly popular Instagram account, Subpar Parks features both the greatest hits and brand-new content, all celebrating the incredible beauty and variety of America’s national parks juxtaposed with the clueless and hilarious one-star reviews posted by visitors. Subpar Parks , both on the popular Instagram page and in this humorous, informative, and collectible book, combines two things that seem like they might not work together yet somehow harmonize perfectly: beautiful illustrations and informative, amusing text celebrating each national park paired with the one-star reviews disappointed tourists have left online. Millions of visitors each year enjoy Glacier National Park, but for one visitor, it was simply "Too cold for me!" Another saw the mind-boggling vistas of Bryce Canyon as "Too spiky!" Never mind the person who visited the thermal pools at Yellowstone National Park and left thinking, “Save yourself some money, boil some water at home.” Featuring more than 50 percent new material, the book will include more depth and insight into the most popular parks, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Acadia National Parks; anecdotes and tips from rangers; and much more about author Amber Share's personal love and connection to the outdoors. Equal parts humor and love for the national parks and the great outdoors, it's the perfect gift for anyone who loves to spend time outside as well as have a good read (and laugh) once they come indoors.

  • Author: Amber Share
  • Publisher: Plume (July 13, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0593185544
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 0.66 x 9.06 inches


4. Debbie Macomber's Very Merry Christmas Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

From Debbie Macomber, the beloved author and queen of Christmas stories, comes this enchanting adult coloring book featuring all-new festive illustrations inspired by her treasured holiday novels. Debbie Macomber invites you to join in the holiday spirit with a collection of forty-five gorgeous black-and-white ​drawings ready to be brought to ​colorful life with your creative flair. Now you can escape to the peaceful, snow-covered settings and revel in the festive celebrations signature to her Christmas stories. Debbie Macomber’s Very Merry Christmas Coloring Book is perfect for anyone looking to experience the comfort and joy of the season.

  • Author: Debbie Macomber
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 12, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0593496466
  • Dimensions: 10 x 0.38 x 10 inches


5. Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the World under the Sea

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

Julia Rothman’s best-selling illustrated Anatomy series takes a deep dive into the wonders of the sea with  Ocean Anatomy . Follow Rothman’s inquisitive mind and perceptive eye along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves for an artistic exploration of the watery universe. Through her drawings, discover how the world’s oceans formed, why the sea is salty, and the forces behind oceanic phenomena such as rogue waves. Colorful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures are just part of this compendium of curiosities that will entertain and educate readers of all ages.  Also available in this series: Nature Anatomy, Farm Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Nature Anatomy Notebook

  • Author: Julia Rothman
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Illustrated edition (April 28, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1635861600
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches


6. Watercolor with Me in the Ocean

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

50 No-Sketch Projects That Bring the Ocean to Life Dana Fox, author of Watercolor with Me: In the Forest and founder of Wonder Forest, provides fifty new marine-themed projects in this beginner-friendly watercolor guide. Known for her whimsical art style and straightforward instruction, Dana leads you through three major watercolor techniques: wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and ink-and-wash. Best of all, there's no sketching required, so you can focus on each painting method. Bring adorable sea creatures like octopuses and otters to life on high-quality art paper. Start simple with shading in a monochromatic orca, experiment with adding depth to color with a bright bobbing seahorse and practice stylizing your subject in a charming lighthouse scene. With inspired art and step-by-step instruction, it's easy to pick up a paintbrush, break out your palette, and create something beautiful. Check out Watercolor with Me: in the Forest for more great projects!

  • Author: Dana Fox
  • Publisher: Page Street Publishing (November 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1624148576
  • Dimensions: 8.97 x 0.74 x 9.55 inches


7. Snowflakes Over The Starfish Café: The BRAND NEW winter release from Jessica Redland for 2021

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

'Heartbreakingly moving and yet beautifully uplifting, I cried for all the right reasons!' Jo Bartlett 'Achingly poignant, yet full of hope - You will fall in love with this beautiful Christmas story' Sandy Barker Welcome to The Starfish Café - where you will find stunning views, delicious food and lifelong friendships. Two broken hearts. Since she inherited The Starfish Café, Hollie has poured her heart into the business, striving to keep her mother's traditions and warm-hearted spirit alive. But behind closed doors Hollie is searching for true happiness as she grieves the tragic loss of her family who were once the beating heart of the café... An unexpected meeting. Jake lives by two rules: don’t let anyone get close and don’t talk about what happened. Little does he know that a chance meeting at The Starfish Café, facilitated by a fluffy lost dog, is about to turn his world upside down... The chance to love again. Can Hollie and Jake break down the barriers that have been holding them back from finding love and happiness, before Christmas comes around? After all, with courage, nothing is impossible... Join top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for a magical winter at the seaside, where love blossoms and lifelong friendships are made. Praise for Jessica Redland: 'I loved my trip to Hedgehog Hollow. An emotional read, full of twists and turns' Heidi Swain 'Jessica Redland writes from the heart, with heart, about heart' Nicola May 'A wonderful, warm series full of family, friends and romance.' Katie Ginger 'An emotional but uplifting page turner.' Fay Keenan

  • Author: Jessica Redland
  • Publisher: Boldwood Books (August 31, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction


8. Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

Silent Kingdom reveals the world beneath the waves in an ethereal collection of black-and-white underwater photography.  Through stunning black-and-white images, award-winning photographer Christian Vizl uses a masterful control of light and shadow to portray the creatures of the sea as they are rarely seen, at home in the ethereal world beneath the waves.  From capturing the ferocity of sharks to the playful dance of dolphins, Vizl turns aquatic creatures and marine seascapes into visions of sublime grace and beauty suspended in time and space. With each turn of the page, venture deeper into the one realm in which humans do not reign and discover an unforgettable world that few have ever seen.  Though the ocean covers over 70 percent of planet Earth, over 80 percent of that vast wilderness remains unexplored. As human activity begins to impact these once-untouched regions, it is more important now than ever to acknowledge both the beauty and value of our seas and the necessity of preserving one of the last true wild frontiers of our world. Silent Kingdom is both an ode both to the beauty of the ocean and  the magnificent creatures that inhabit it and a call to action to preserve the fragile underwater world of our planet. Winner of the Premier Print Award - 2019 Prize for Special Innovation in Printing and Second Place winner of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards, Natural World & Wildlife category.

  • Author: Christian Vizl
  • Publisher: Earth Aware Editions (May 14, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1683835844
  • Dimensions: 9.25 x 1 x 11.5 inches


9. Autumn Scenes Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful Autumn Scenes, Cute Animals and Relaxing Fall Inspired Designs (Four Seasons Coloring Books)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

Gift IDEA 2021: Celebrate this Fall with this festive and relaxing adult coloring book! Are you looking for the best way to get yourself into the spirit of Autumn? Do you want to welcome the coming season with a delightful collection of adorable Autumn animals, relaxing scenes, and Thanksgiving dinners? Then this book is for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Café , this wonderful book welcomes the Fall season with an assortment of festive and beautiful designs, including cute kittens and turkeys, thanksgiving feasts brimming with food, and all the pumpkins you could ever want! Whether you want to breathe life into a gorgeous forest filled with fiery leaves, enjoy the harvest season from the comfort of your own home, or stay tucked up indoors as the weather begins to cool, these heartwarming Autumn scenes are sure to get you in the seasonal spirit and carry you away on an Autumn adventure. Perfect for soothing an overstressed mind and relieving anxiety, coloring is also a proven way of boosting your focus, channeling your creativity, and helping you experience the benefits of meditative mindfulness. A perfect gift for autumn-lovers everywhere, now you can celebrate this iconic season with a fun selection of unique illustrations. Plus, with thumbnails of every image, you can practice your skills and find your inspiration before going big! Coloring Book Details: 25 hand-drawn images exclusively designed to stimulate your artistic ambition Separately printed sheets to prevent bleed-through and allow you to easily remove and frame your favorites! Suitable for markers, gel pens, colored pencils, fine-liners, and watercolors An assortment of simple and intricate designs to accommodate every skill level And hours upon hours of coloring enjoyment and meditative relaxation So start carving the pumpkins and harvesting the squash, because Fall has arrived! With acorns, turkeys, sunflowers and more, this book is an ideal way of celebrating Autumn and honing your artistic talent at the same time. Scroll up and buy now to start celebrating Autumn today!

  • Author: Coloring Book Cafe
  • Publisher: Independently published; Illustrated edition (September 15, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 979-8686366664
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.16 x 11 inches


10. Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to paint in oil step by step!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - October 2021

Painting with Bob Ross— with artwork created by Bob Ross himself using his specially formulated oil paints, brushes, basecoats, and other tools—introduces artists and Bob Ross fans to the basics of painting landscapes. Everyone will enjoy  Painting with Bob Ross , as his “happy accidents” approach makes this challenging subject matter enjoyable for all ages, regardless of skill level and materials used. “All you need is the desire to make beautiful things happen on canvas…” —Bob Ross In 1982,  The Joy of Painting    made its debut on public television. The unrehearsed, unedited show soon became a favorite among aspiring artists and painters. Almost 40 years and 403 episodes after his on-air debut, and decades after his untimely passing, Bob Ross still has enormous global popularity as a beloved painter , affable TV personality , and cultural icon . With this guide, you can learn to paint a happy tree in seconds, just like Bob Ross!  Painting with Bob Ross  introduces you to the tools and materials you need to paint beautiful landscapes, as well as basic painting techniques , such as how to load your brush and how to paint with a knife. Following the introduction are 16 painting projects , each with a complete list of tools and materials needed and instructions for preparing the canvas. Jump into painting with step one, then follow the full-color painting progressions and clearly written instructions until you’ve reached the final step—and your new, joyful work of art! This is the only Bob Ross book with all-color images. Even if you’re brand new to painting, remember that Bob said, “Talent is nothing more than a pursued interest. All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” Throughout this book, Bob’s quotes encourage you to keep going . So grab your copy of Painting with Bob Ross , relax and unwind, and paint a Bob Ross-inspired landscape! You can paint graceful mountains , ocean waves crashing onto rocks , a winter cabin , a lakeside path , a deep forest river , and many more breathtaking views. And don’t forget to sign each of your masterpieces once you’ve completed the last step!

  • Author: Bob Ross Inc
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1633226524
  • Dimensions: 8.55 x 0.5 x 10.95 inches