on 16 May 2011
This book is a great motivator for young (or old!) artists who wish to explore creative techniques. As with all good painters John Howe's work is firmly based on sound draughtsmanship. Take a look at the magnificent drawings in this book and you'll see what I mean. Drawing underpins some quite splendid landscapes. Be inspired. I use the book as a teaching aid to show students the value of research, sketching and finally planning the major painting.