Air, Water, Earth, Fire. All life on earth depends on and survives because of the four elements of nature. Poets and painters alike have captured their allure and our desire for beauty. But how do artists render the essence of atmosphere and light, the sky, fog and mist, and wind and snow, as well as different terrain, mountains, wildfire, and festive fireworks? Now, over 50 contemporary artists and more than 400 paintings reveal the secret in every possible style. Here’s what is available to you here: Each topic is analyzed according to its specific properties and uses. You find the resources, methods, and styles most suited to represent each element. Each chapter offers step-by-step exercises and tutorial videos. This is magic and method all wrapped into one volume. The artists here will speak to you and you can learn from their insight and the direction in which they pursue their artistic goals.