There's no better way to add interest to any piece of artwork than with reflections, textures and backgrounds. This unique photo reference helps both fine and decorative artists tackle these subjects with ease. Readers will find stunning photos of a wide variety of scenes and objects, including: the textures of nature, such as autumn leaves, stones, fruits, weathered wood and sand; man-made textures like rusty metal, bricks and pottery; breathtaking settings form deserts to meadows and mountains; reflections in calm, rough and rippling water; and scenes featuring waves, clouds, snow and forests. There are also six painting demonstrations in all the major mediums that show readers ecactly how to get the most out of reference photos. Artists of all levels will appreciate this inspiring guide.