Synopses & Reviews
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: 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, so those with limited drawing skills or who simply wish to get straight to painting can easily transfer the drawing to watercolor paper. There are more than 200 step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions with a complete list of the brushes and paint colors used. In addition to the projects, there are four more finished paintings to inspire the reader, one of which also has a full-sized tracing. An ideal introduction to painting cats and kittens in acrylics, and there is plenty to appeal to the more experienced artist too.
"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 magazine (September 2012)
"Five easy-to-follow projects are illustrated with step-by-step demonstrations to show you exactly what to do and the colours to use." —Leisure Painter (February 2013)
Julie Nashs techniques are easy to follow and her stunning paintings will inspire you to start painting straight away using the tracings supplied.
About the Author
Julie Nash is a professional artist and qualified art teacher specializing in animal and human portraiture, pets, wildlife, equestrian, landscape, and still life painting. She exhibits regularly and is a popular tutor of leisure classes, private lessons, demonstrations, and workshops. She is a professional associate of the Society of All Artists and a member of both the Association of Animal Artists and Blackpool Art Society.