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Acrylic: Learn to Paint Step by Step

By Rod Lawrence

Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600581236, 31pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009

Enter the exciting world of painting realistic animals in acrylic Featuring a variety of wild and domestic animals from a majestic eagle and an adorable leopard cub to an elegant horse and a playful kitten this dynamic book includes easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions for creating beautiful animal paintings in acrylic. Accomplished artist Rod Lawrence offers insightful tips on choosing supplies and setting up a workspace, as well as using household items to create special effects for lifelike fur and feather textures. Aspiring artists also will find useful information on painting noses, whiskers, eyes, and other animal attributes everything needed to create faithful representations of each subject. Moreover, they ll find a wealth of inspiring animal paintings to copy and admire

About the Author
A professional artist for more than 37 years, Rod Lawrence is the only artist to have won nine Michigan stamp designs, with five Michigan duck stamp and four Michigan trout stamp awards. He has exhibited in many group and one-man shows and has been featured in national tours for the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. He is an active instructor for artists' workshops.