This in-depth instructional book on landscape painting explains, illustrates, and reveals the highly guarded secrets and techniques of today's master painters who represent the bridge from the Classical era to the Contemporary era.
Ken Salaz was born in 1970 in southern California and spent his youth living in numerous locations with his family including Mexico, the Southwest United States, and the Appalachian mountains. He spent several years traveling the world, through Asia, Central and South America, and Europe painting landscapes. He studied with Leonid Gervitz and Jacob Collins. His work and processes have been featured many times in notable magazines and publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur and his work was recently selected for the spring cover of PleinAir magazine. Mr. Salaz is seen by many as a new and unique voice emerging from a realistic tradition and yet is breaking new ground with his own modern interpretation of Poetic Realism. He is represented by several galleries including Reh's Gallery in New York City. In addition to being a masterful artist, Mr. Salaz is a highly accomplished magician, mentalist, and professional pick-pocket, entertaining such celebrities as Bruce Springstein and Jimmy Fallon. He currently lives with is wife Camie Salaz and their son in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. For more about the artist visit www.kensalaz.com.
Ken Salaz has produced a remarkably thorough book on landscape
painting. He covers the foundation that every landscape painter
needs to master: drawing, color, composition, perspective,
atmosphere, illumination, field sketching, and studio painting. His
explanations are clear and the diagrams and illustrations are
helpful. This book will be a great help to young artists and