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Capture the colorful beauty of your favorite songbirds
No one paints the beauty and grace of birds quite like Sherry Nelson. In this inspiring guide, Sherry reveals the secrets of her signature painting style, showing you how to capture every feathery feature of 15 delightful songbirds.
Whether you're a beginning painter or skilled artist, you'll enjoy painting a range of delightful songbirds, including robins, wrens, sparrows, doves, meadowlarks, warblers, thrushes and more. Every bird is highlighted in a step-by-step format that features: Field sketches and reference photos of each bird in different posesMini-demos that focus on details including facial features and types of feathersStep-by-steps of the flowers and foliage common to each bird's habitatStart-to-finish visual instruction, from beginning sketches to the final painting on canvasInstruction for including delightful details, including butterflies and ladybugsA bonus section on painting birds in 12 easy steps.Beginning with the basics of oil painting, you'll find all the guidance you need for getting started - from selecting materials and mixing colors to loading brushes and creating backgrounds. From there, you can build your skills one step at a time. Sherry's bird-painting demonstrations start with the easier projects first and gradually advance to more challenging compositions, so your painting experience is gratifying and successful no matter your level of skill.
Adorn your canvas with the beautiful sight of Sherry Nelson's distinctive songbirds and watch your artistic abilities flourish.
*Features birds and flowers--both perennially favorite subjects--in bright colors and stunning settings