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Keys to painting : fur & feathers
Rubin Wolf, Rachel, 1951-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library N7660 .K39 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Nothing creates a stronger sense of "life" in your wildlife art than realistic textures. This book, a collection of some of the finest art instruction ever published by North Light Books, will show you proven ways to paint fur, feathers and other realistic wildlife textures. You'll find easy-to-follow instruction and step-by-step demonstrations from top wildlife artists in a variety of mediums, including acrylic, oil, watercolor and pastel. No matter what your medium or how long you've been painting, these "keys" will unlock new possibilities in your wildlife art.

Author Notes

Rachel Rubin Wolf is the longtime editor of North Light's popular Splash book series as well as Strokes of Genius . She has edited dozens of other art books and also writes for Art Connoisseur Magazine .

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Library Journal Review

Wolf has assembled the collected lessons of nearly three dozen artists who demonstrate the art of wildlife painting. One chapter covers the drawing of birds and animals, two focus on fur and feather textures, and another discusses the details of anatomy. The final chapter contains demonstrations in acrylic, watercolor, oil, and pastel. For collections that don't already contain Rod Lawrence's Painting Wildlife Textures Step-by-Step (North Light, 1996), this compilation would be a fine choice. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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