Art students and amateur painters will find practical advice and instruction in Barron's series of Pocket Art Guides, Each Pocket Art Guide is devoted to a specific aspect of painting or drawing, and includes many tips that even experienced professionals will find helpful. These information-packed hardcover books are handy artists' companions, small enough to carry along with art supplies on field trips. All titles feature instructive captioned color illustrations, as well as enlightening notes on how famous artists solved specific problems. Painting Outdoors opens with practical tips on special lightweight equipment and weatherproof clothing recommended for taking along on artists' field trips. Readers will also discover techniques for painting landscapes that suggest different times of day, as well as colors that dramatize the year's seasons, weather conditions, and night scenes. Instructions and exercises stress the importance of speed and spontaneity in execution to capture motion and light changes in outdoor settings.