Capturing the Magic of Children in Your Paintings

Author(s): Jessica Zemsky


The irrepressible nature of children makes them charming subjects for paintings, as well as a real challenge to actually paint. In this book, suitable for artists working in all of the most popular mediums, Jessica Zemsky shares the lessons she's learned in her many years of painting children, including:- Nine step-by-step demonstrations that illustrate her personal techniques- Special guidelines for portraying children being themselves--at play, with siblings or pets--rather than in formal portraits- Advice for everything from finding natural poses to rendering the varied textures of children's skin and hair- Tips for working in watercolor, acrylic, gouache, oil and pastel- Plus delightful anecdotes and firsthand lessonsJessica Zemsky and her artist husband share a cabin studio in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana.

1996. First edition, first printing. A very good copy with light staining to the base of the boards. The d/w is also very good with repaired short tears to the head of the spine.


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General Fields

  • : 9780891345909
  • : North Light Books
  • : North Light Books
  • : 0.793787
  • : September 1996
  • : .65 Inches X 8.5 Inches X 11 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 128
  • : 757.5
  • : Hardback
  • : Jessica Zemsky