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Cats & Kittens: In Acrylics

Julie Nash



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Search Press Ltd
29 August 2012
Series: Ready to Paint
Cats and kittens are an endlessly popular subject for animal lovers and artists alike, and this book provides the ideal starting point for anyone wishing to produce beautiful acrylic paintings of these exquisite creatures. Julie Nash's style brings the cats in this book to life, capturing their different personalities - choose between playful black kittens, an elegant Siamese, a ginger tabby and more. There are five beautiful projects, each accompanied by a full-size tracing of the initial drawing. This means that if you have limited drawing skills, or simply wish to get straight on to the painting, you can simply transfer the drawing to your watercolour paper using the easy instructions provided, and start painting straightaway. There are over 200 step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions altogether, including a complete list of the brushes and paint colours used. This is an ideal introduction to painting cats and kittens in acrylics and there is plenty to appeal to the more experienced artist too. As well as the five projects, there are four further finished paintings to inspire the reader, one of which also has a full-sized tracing, making six tracings altogether.
Imprint:   Search Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 292mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 7mm
Weight:   308g
ISBN:   9781844487165
ISBN 10:   1844487164
Series:   Ready to Paint
Pages:   72
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Learn how to paint cats and kittens in acrylics * There are six tracings to pull out so that readers do not need to rely on their drawing skills - one for each of the five demonstrations and one bonus tracing * Simple instructions and clear step-by-step photographs show readers how to emulate Julie's techniques

Julie Nash is a professional artist and qualified art teacher specialising in animal and human portraiture, pets, wildlife, equestrian, landscape and still life painting. She exhibits regularly and is a popular tutor of leisure classes, gives private tuition, demonstrations and workshops. Julie is a professional associate of the Society of All Artists and a member of the Association of Animal Artists and Blackpool Art Society. Julie lives on the Fylde coast of Lancashire with her husband and enjoys scuba diving.

Reviews for Ready to Paint: Cats & Kittens: In Acrylics

This addition to this excellent series comes at the same time as Dogs & Puppies and, although the authors are different, the same comments can be applied. Cats are one of the hardest creatures to get right and are a complex series of curves and colours that it's all too easy to get wrong. Julie Nash manages to capture not just the anatomy of her subjects, but also their character and the sense that, even in repose they are ready to move This is part of the Ready to Paint series. It's so much more than a step-by-step. It provides beginner painters with the tools to get started. There are 6 reusable tracings of cats to use, and clear instructions for 5 paintings showing how to paint them with around 40 step by step instructions to each painting. It's like having the artist hold your hand. You'll find your favourite cats including an elegant white, arrogant Siamese, a tabby and playful black kittens. This book should give you the confidence you need even if you cannot Animals are always a tricky subject and, traditionally, it's horses that are reckoned to be the most difficult. However, if I had a pound for every unconvincing cat I've ever seen, I'd have more loose change than I can comfortably handle. The Ready to Paint series has gone from strength to strength and its pre-printed tracings that free you from the problem of the initial drawing have proved amazingly popular. In this volume, Julie Nash paints five different subjects (poses and colours) and every one of them is completely lifelike - these are the best cat pictures I've seen.-Paint

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