Painting Wildlife in Watercolor

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Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated, 2003 - Art - 144 pages
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The only artist-in-residence at Chicago's Field Museum shares her unique approach to capturing all forms of wildlife in living, luminous watercolor. Painter, author, and faculty member at the Art Institute of Chicago, Peggy Macnamara, has been painting wildlife and nature scenes for more than 20 years. In Painting Wildlife in Watercolor, she shares her singular method, which relies on a slow layering of washes that eliminates the rigid and error-prone formulas of traditional watercolor painting. The author provides simple instructions for all the beginning and intermediate artist needs to know about creating lifelike renderings of fur and feathers, along with detailed illustrations of a vast range of both familiar and exotic animals.

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I was so impressed with her work that I have been imitating it for years now ever sense I found this book. It uses many layers to create a festival of colors, one peaking through another, sometimes in ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Peggy Macnamara is adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; artist-in-residence and associate of the zoology program at the Field Museum; instructor at the Field Museum, Chicago Public Libraries Nature Connection, and Art Institute Family Programs; and author of "Painting Wildlife in Watercolor.

Marlene Hill Donnelly is both a professional writer and botanical illustrator. She lives in Glenview, IL.

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