07 June 2019


BC Paperback

216x280 mm



144 pages

Search Press

A-Z of Bird Portraits

by Andrew Forkner

Now available in paperback!

Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a range of birds in acrylics; taking in birds of prey, songbirds and waterbirds from all over the world. It contains information on the materials and preparation you will need to capture the delicacy and majesty of the subjects.

Book Contents

Introduction 6
Materials 8
Colours 10
Composition 12
Basic techniques 18
Features of birds 24
Projects 34
Alcedo atthis Common Kingfisher 36
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 40
Bombicylla garrulus Bohemian Waxwings 44
Cinclus cinclus White-throated Dipper 48
Dacelo novaeguineae Laughing Kookaburra 52
Egretta garzetta Little Egret 56
Erithacus rubecula European Robin 60
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel 64
Fratercula arctica Atlantic Puffin 68
Garrulus glandarius Eurasian Jay 72
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle 76
Icterus galbula Baltimore Oriole 80
Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed Junco 84
Lanius excubitor Great Grey Shrike 88
Merops apiaster European Bee-eater 92
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night Heron 96
Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear 100
Picus viridis Green Woodpecker 104
Quelea quelea Red-billed Quelea 108
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 112
Sitta Europea Eurasian Nuthatch 116
Troglodytes troglodytes Eurasian Wren 120
Tyto alba Barn Owl 124
Upupa epops Eurasian Hoopoe 128
Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing 132
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow-headed Blackbird 136
Zenada macroura Mourning Dove 140
Index 144

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