Synopses & Reviews
Featuring a variety of pet projects with tips for achieving realistic results, this dynamic book includes easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions for creating beautiful pet portraits in oil and acrylic. Artist Lorraine Gray provides useful information on the basic tools and techniques, as well as rendering fur, feathers, and hair. You’ll also find tips on painting eyes, noses, ears, and whiskers. Packed with pointers, inspiration, and encouragement, Oil and Acrylic: Pet Portraits
is the perfect resource for those who desire to capture their own pets on canvas or want to render professional pet portraits for a living.
Featuring all of your favorite pets, including a dog, puppy, cat, horse, bird, and more, this dynamic book includes easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions for creating beautiful pet portraits in oil and acrylic. Artists also will find useful information on rendering fur, feathers, hair, and other textures, as well as the basics of painting technique and color theory.
About the Author
Lorraine Gray is a pet portrait artist, working in pastels, oil, and acrylic, in Berkshire, England. Lorraine’s love for art and animals started as a young girl, when she spent many hours painting her beloved pet dog and cat. After graduating from school she worked as a secretary for a local company and pursued her hobby through local commissions and pet portraits for her friends and family. Since launching her website, Lorraine has fulfilled commissioned paintings from all around the world. Her pet portraits hang in the USA, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Malta, France, Holland, and Dubai, as well as the UK. Lorraine’s work has been featured in the Kennel Club Exhibition in Piccadilly, London (2006), on programme broadcasting live with BBC1TV from Battersea Dogs and Cats home, where she painted a portrait of the featured dog (2007), and in the magazine Your Cat (2011).
Table of Contents
Tools & Materials
Ears, Eyes & Noses
Lhasa Poo Mix