An understanding of the various natural forms is vital to successful landscape art. Abigail Edgar's expert tutorials provide this knowledge, from which readers can go on to work through the step-by-step projects. The stages of each artwork are fully explained, so that students can follow along and learn the essential methods artists use to observe and capture a vista on paper or canvas. The tutorials and 31 projects are complemented by galleries of professional art with commentaries by expert art writer Sarah Hoggett. After working through the tutorials , projects and galleries and making use of the information about materials, amateur artists will be able to produce their own studies of natural and man made landscapes.