Painting the Things You Love in Watercolor


by Adele Earnshaw

This gorgeous new book by Adele Earnshaw teaches reader show to colorfully combine their favorite nostalgic items like handmade quilts, china and lace with small songbirds or kittens and bathe them all in beautiful sunlight.

Earnshaw provides guidelines for developing any heartwarming memory into a lovely composition. First she illustrates how to render the main subject of each painting, then shows how to add a "tender touch" by adding birds, cats or other adorable animals. Each step is shown through invaluable mini-demos with finished examples.The final chapter features 15 complete paindng demonstrations that utilize each of the individual lessons.

Adele Earnshaw is a well-honored artist in both the wildlife and watercolor fields. She has been accepted into many prestigious shows such as Birds in Art and the Society of Animal Artists. Earnshaw's art is represented by publishers Hadley House and her works hang in galleries across the US and in Paris. In addition to her prints with Hadley House her paintings have been published in Watercolor Magic, Art of the American West Best of Wildlife Art and Splash 3. She lives in Sedona, Arizona.

8 1/2"x11", 128 p, 200+ color illus., July 2002.