Above: Nature Sketch by Arthur L. Guptill
Arthur L. Guptill (1891-1956)
“Smooth water often gives as perfect a reflection as does a mirror, yet under slightly altered conditions the images are distorted or destroyed or the surface becomes like a transparent pane of glass, the bed or bottom below being plainly visible…” Arthur L. Guptill, Sketching and Rendering in Pencil, 1922, page 156.
The first of Arthur Guptill’s superb instructional books, published in 1922, has entered the Public Domain. I read Guptill’s suggestions for rendering clouds and water for the 78th volume of the LibriVox Short Nonfiction Collection.
Here are other selections from Guptill, which I have read: