Wildlife Landscapes You Can Paint: 10 Acrylic Projects Using Just 5 Colors

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North Light Books, May 11, 2009 - Art - 128 pages
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Capture the beauty and serenity of animals in nature

If you love nature and life's simpler things, you'll love painting with Wilson Bickford. In this book, with a teaching style as easy and inviting as his paintings, Wilson guides you step by step through ten charming wildlife scenes on canvas.

  • Projects feature a variety of beloved animals including deer, black bears, blue herons, loons, ducks, swans and woodpeckers

  • Learn to paint a range of breathtaking settings - sparkling lakes, majestic mountains, forest retreats and even atmospheric effects like hazy sunsets, snow-laden pines and rippling water.

  • Includes mini-demonstrations that focus on key landscape elements such as trees, rocks, water and clouds.

  • Each project includes color swatches showing which mix is used where and easy-to-follow directions.

    Simpler is always better when you're just starting out. These projects require minimal equipment, only five colors and absolutely no previous experience. Wilson loves to paint them - and with his friendly, straightforward approach, you will, too!

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    Contents

    Introduction
    9
    Materials
    10
    Reference Photos
    14
    Transferring Sketches
    15
    Animal Sketch Gallery
    16
    The Basics of Color
    18
    Common Color Mixtures
    20
    Brush Techniques
    22
    Trolling the Shore
    54
    Snowy Morn
    66
    Loons on the Lake
    76
    Marsh Landing
    84
    On the Wing
    96
    Swan Duet
    106
    Downy Woodpecker
    116
    Conclusion
    126

    Winter Doe
    24
    Follow Me
    34
    Mom and Cub
    44

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    About the author (2009)

    Wilson Bickford is an Alexander Certified Instructor and is affiliated with Col Art, Grumbacher, Andree Art and other manufacturers. Since 2003, he has taught at the Silver Falls Painting Seminar for Alexander Art in Salem, Oregon. His artwork can be found at the following: www.artteachers.org, www.alexanderart.com and www.wilsonbickford.com.

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