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Painting Children

Secrets to Capturing Childhood Moments

By Bev Lee

Format: Hardcover

SKU# Z1489

You’ll Love This Portrait Painting Book If:

  • You want to learn how to paint portraits of the children in your life
  • You love painting children & want to learn more
  • You want to surprise a loved one with a portrait of their child

Capture a moment of childhood with a classic portrait with Bev Lee with these portrait painting techniques in Painting Children. A popular subject, children can be a challenge to paint. With these step-by-step techniques & tips you’ll learn everything you need to paint the facial features & expressions that are unique to children. Every chapter includes great portrait painting tips, all related back to painting kids. Create texture & and realism in your next child portrait. Author Bev Lee loves to paint, and loves working with child. Learn how you can start painting children’s portraits with her trusted techniques.

In Painting Children You’ll Learn:

  • How to pose your subject & compose a strong portrait
  • How to mix colors for skin tones & hair colors
  • How to paint clothing, backgrounds and settings

About the Author: Bev Lee

Bev is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of Colorado, of which she is vice president. She currently lives with her husband in western Colorado, where she paints full time and teaches both private and group classes.

Check Out This Excerpt From Painting Children:

Ampersand Pastelboard
Pros
Ampersand Pastelboard has a very nice, even texture. The stiff board can be easily transported without any other support. Ampersand comes in four colors, including white, which can be toned (see page 16). Many layers of pastel may be used, which allows for a vast range of artistic styles from loose and textural to very detailed and realistic. I prefer the green for my portraits, so I can skip the toning stage. This surface is museum quality and pH neutral.

Cons
This is a wonderful surface for painting on, but it’s at the higher end of the price scale. Although the board support can be a benefit, it can also be a problem. Sometimes I find that a painting is just not working and decide that cropping would improve the composition. However, this board is not suited for cropping. While an electric saw may work for cropping an oil or acrylic painting, it would make pastel dance all over!

What Other Artist’s Are Saying:

" I am new to pastels have a few books about it but this is by far the BEST." — Debbie
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SKU Z1489
Additional Feature 30 b&w illustrations 250 color illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Bev Lee
File/Trim Size 11 x 8.5
Format Hardcover
ISBN 13 9781600610387
Number Of Pages 128
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Fantastic Review by Debbie

I am new to pastels have a few books about it but this is by far the BEST.

(Posted on 3/12/2010)

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