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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 29 August 2012
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844487165
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  • Size: 216x292 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 72
  • RRP: $17.95
  • Series: Ready to Paint
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Ready to Paint: Cats & Kittens


in acrylics by Julie Nash

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Book Description

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 choose between 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. This means that if you have limited drawing skills, or simply wish to get straight on to the painting, you can simply transfer the drawing to your watercolour paper using the easy instructions provided, and start painting straightaway. There are over 200 step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions altogether, including a complete list of the brushes and paint colours used. This is an ideal introduction to painting cats and kittens in acrylics and there is plenty to appeal to the more experienced artist too. As well as the five projects, there are four further finished paintings to inspire the reader, one of which also has a full-sized tracing, making six tracings altogether.

Learn how to paint cats and kittens in acrylics
There are six tracings to pull out so that readers do not need to rely on their drawing skills one for each of the five demonstrations and one bonus tracing
Simple instructions and clear step-by-step photographs show readers how to emulate Julie’s techniques

Table of Contents

Learn how to paint cats and kittens in acrylics
There are six tracings to pull out so that readers do not need to rely on their drawing skills one for each of the five demonstrations and one bonus tracing
Simple instructions and clear step-by-step photographs show readers how to emulate Julie’s techniques

About the Author

About Julie Nash

Julie Nash is a professional artist and qualified art teacher specialising in animal and human portraiture, pets, wildlife, equestrian, landscape and still life painting. She exhibits regularly and is a popular tutor of leisure classes, gives private tuition, demonstrations and workshops. Julie is a professional associate of the Society of All Artists and a member of the Association of Animal Artists and Blackpool Art Society. Julie lives on the Fylde coast of Lancashire with her husband and enjoys scuba diving.


Leisure Painter, The

Feb 13

This is another in the Ready to Paint series, and the speed needed to capture such a mobile subject makes this format perfect for the artist who wants to jump straight in with painting their subject. Six reusable tracings are included, enabling you to transfer the drawing to your chosen support, for which full instructions are given, so that all you need to think about is the painting. Five easy-to-follow projects are illustrated with step-by-step demonstrations to show you exactly what to do and the colours to use.

Nov 12

Would you love to be able to paint cats and kittens but find it hard to get their shapes and expressions right? Then this book is the perfect answer. Reuseable tracings are provided to help novice artists. Step by step demonstrations show how to create a selection of different types of cats including a ginger tabby, long haired Persian and elegant Orientals. Playful kittens raise a smile. Instructions are clear and very understandable even stating exactly which colour shades and paint brushes should be used at each stage to create the best effect. It makes it much easier for anyone with a bit of patience to create a painting of which they can be proud. Julie has done a very good job in turning a subject which can be quite difficult into straightforward, simple language which requires only a modicum of skill to follow.


Sept 12

Animals are always a tricky subject and, traditionally, it's horses that are reckoned to be the most difficult. However, if I had a pound for every unconvincing cat I've ever seen, I'd have more loose change than I can comfortably handle. The Ready to Paint series has gone from strength to strength and its pre-printed tracings that free you from the problem of the initial drawing have proved amazingly popular. 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.

Karen Platt

Oct 12

This is part of the Ready to Paint series. It's so much more than a step-by-step. It provides beginner painters with the tools to get started. There are 6 reusable tracings of cats to use, and clear instructions for 5 paintings showing how to paint them with around 40 step by step instructions to each painting. It's like having the artist hold your hand. You'll find your favourite cats including an elegant white, arrogant Siamese, a tabby and playful black kittens. This book should give you the confidence you need even if you cannot draw.

Sept 12

This addition to this excellent series comes at the same time as Dogs & Puppies and, although the authors are different, the same comments can be applied. Cats are one of the hardest creatures to get right and are a complex series of curves and colours that its all too easy to get wrong. Julie Nash manages to capture not just the anatomy of her subjects, but also their character and the sense that, even in repose they are ready to move instantly.

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