Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - August 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. Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - August 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


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

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - August 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


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

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - August 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


4. Summer Scenes: Adult Coloring Book Featuring Stress Relieving Summer Scenery Coloring Pages Perfect for Adults Relaxation and Coloring Gift Book Ideas

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

Explore enchanting and vibrant, wonderful summer scenes coloring book from the latest exciting adult coloring book from bestselling publishing brand Damita Victoria. Summer Scenes Adult Coloring Book packed with beautiful summer images from the beach life to the farm life. It's perfect for relaxation and escapes the everyday life hustle. Grab your favorite markers and pencils, get ready to relax and recharge! It’s a perfect coloring book to practice and perfect your coloring skills. Whether you’re just beginning your creative journey, or you’re a coloring connoisseur, everyone can have fun with this exciting and varied collection of beautiful images. An excellent coloring book for beginners. We’ve taken the time to create unique designs that call for your creative touch. Here's what makes this coloring book so unique: Unique, exquisite images: enjoy coloring 40 Unique Images Summer Scenes Adult Coloring Book to help release stress and boost creativity. Single-sided, black-backed pages: feel free to use the fattest markers and the wettest watercolors - don't let bleed-through limit your creativity! All skill levels are welcome: there's no wrong way to color fantasy images! Unleash your creativity and fill the pages with your favorite colors, using your favorite techniques! Perfect gift ideas: People you love will be thrilled with a relaxing coloring book. It's a great adult coloring book for women and excellent coloring books for teens and young adults. Here are some more reasons to love coloring books by Damita Victoria: These aren't just ordinary coloring books: the brand is known for its unique, instantly recognizable style! They provide a genuinely relaxing coloring experience: you'll never be annoyed by bleed-through or the paper tearing under a sharp pen! With Damita Victoria, you're never alone: join a vibrant online community of fellow coloring enthusiasts and share your work for everyone to enjoy! You don't have to keep all the fun to yourself: this book makes a perfect gift for men and women alike. Surprise a friend or a loved one with this beautiful book and bring a happy smile to their face! Scroll up, click on "Add to Cart," and Get Ready to Relax!

  • Author: Damita Victoria
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 20, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 979-8503198867
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.22 x 11 inches


5. Country Farm: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful Flowers, Cute Farm Animals and Relaxing Country Farm Scenes

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

New Release 2021: Embark on a beautiful journey into the countryside with this picturesque adult coloring book! 50% off for a limited time Embrace the boundless beauty of gorgeous countryside farms with this one-of-a-kind coloring adventure. With adorable animals, relaxing landscapes, and all the rustic charm of traditional farmhouses, this book will delight coloring fans of all ages Say goodbye to stress and enjoy a slower pace of life as you indulge your inner artist with these tranquil and soothing illustrations. These lovely hand-crafted illustrations make the perfect way to practice mindfulness and color your way to relaxation Specially crafted with a fun assortment of simple and intricate designs for coloring fans of all skill levels, now you can unleash your creativity and lose yourself in these picturesque country scenes Coloring is scientifically proven to help people relieve stress, reduce anxiety levels, and banish negativity. Discover the amazing healing benefits of coloring for yourself as you breathe life into these unforgettable illustrations Features versatile black-sided paper to prevent bleed-through and make framing your favorites easy! This book is suitable for all your favorite pens, pencils, markers, watercolors and more. Embark on a wonderful adventure into the countryside with this beautiful book by best-selling brand Coloring Book Café . From the rolling American Prairie to a quintessential European farmyard, inside you’ll discover over two dozen awe-inspiring illustrations that let you find your zen and color your way to a happier frame of mind. Featuring a bonus coloring test page for you to try out your favorite art supplies on, as well as thumbnails of every image to channel your imagination, the Country Farm Adult Coloring Book is a deeply rewarding and enjoyable book for anybody who loves the magic of the countryside. Either buy it for yourself, or as a lovely gift idea for your loved ones! Are you ready to fall in love with the countryside? Then scroll up and grab your copy now!

  • Author: Coloring Book Cafe
  • Publisher: Independently published (July 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 979-8542606095
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.17 x 11 inches


6. Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Drawing Landscapes & Nature (Art for the Absolute Beginner)

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

Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others. Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show you how to realistically capture the world around you. All you need to get started are some simple supplies, basic techniques, and inspiration. From field to forest, beach or mountain, begin with a structural sketch, apply values and textures, and, before you know it, you'll be drawing everything you see. You'll even learn how to render favorite wildlife such as chipmunks, deer and eagles!    • Follow along with easy step-by-step demonstrations to draw rocks, seashells, butterflies and even more developed nature scenes.    • Gain a working understanding of key concepts such as perspective, value and composition.    • Discover simple tools and tips you can use right away to improve your art. Your artistic journey can be as pleasant as your final destination with drawing instruction meant for everyone.

  • Author: Mark Willenbrink
  • Publisher: North Light Books; Illustrated edition (July 26, 2013)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1440323355
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 10.7 inches


7. Thomas Kinkade Studios 2022 Deluxe Wall Calendar

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - August 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


8. Watercolor with Me in the Ocean

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Painting - August 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


9. National Geographic Magnificent Animals: A Coloring Book

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

Intricate and soothing, this elegant coloring book for adults invites creative people of all ages to dive into the colorful and complex world of animals, using the power of their own imaginations. With 50 intricate black and white illustrations, printed on perforated pages that will render them collectible, users will color and embellish the detailed wings of a dragonfly, and the intricate patterns of zebras. Armed with artist's tools, they will explore the majesty of the world's wild animals. Fans of National Geographic and newcomers to the coloring world alike will welcome this creative and relaxing journey into our natural world.

  • Author: Hayrullah Kaya
  • Publisher: National Geographic; Illustrated edition (October 25, 2016)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1426218156
  • Dimensions: 9.55 x 0.65 x 9.5 inches


10. Drawing: Landscapes with William F. Powell: Learn to draw outdoor scenes step by step (How to Draw & Paint)

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

With Drawing: Landscapes, learn to render a variety of beautiful landscape subjects in graphite pencil. William F. Powell invites you into his artistic world to explore a number of basic drawing techniques and shows how to develop a drawing to its fullest through a series of step-by-step demonstrations. In this 10.25 × 13.75–inch book, Powell explains a number of drawing techniques and special effects and gives tips on how to design a well-balanced composition . Landscapes provides you with the necessary knowledge to create your own landscape drawings from preliminary sketch to the completed work . Discover different methods of shading, ways of manipulating drawing tools to produce specific textures, and a wealth of beautiful landscapes to both copy and admire, includes scenes from American national parks. Also included are simple techniques for developing common landscape elements—such as trees , clouds , rocks , and water —and how to apply a variety of methods to convey a sense of realism . Then, with a little practice, you will be able to apply your newfound skills and draw your own beautiful landscape masterpieces! Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers easy-to-follow guides that introduce artists to basic tools and materials and include simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Drawing: Landscapes allows artists to develop drawing skills by demonstrating how to start with basic shapes and use pencil and shading techniques to create varied textures, values, and details for a realistic, completed landscape drawing.

  • Author: William F. Powell
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; Revised edition (March 3, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1633228405
  • Dimensions: 10.35 x 0.13 x 13.8 inches