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Bart has teamed up with North Light books on several artist's photo reference and step-by-step painting books. Each of his artist's photo reference books include several step-by-step paintings based on photos in the book. The books also include contributions by other well-known wildlife artists.

Bart personalizes each book that is purchased through his web site. Please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery of books.

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Bart's new photo reference book, "Songbirds and More", is now available. The main focus of this book is songbirds, but it also includes other species of birds as well. Order your copy today.

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The price of the books include the cost of shipping.

Painting Birds Step By Step
Item# BK0001
edition hardcover
price out of print

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There is something compelling about the site of a bird in nature ... It's a unique beauty that can't be improved upon. This guide will help you capture your subjects and their habitats realistically, in a variety of mediums.

"I have always thought that as painters we are only limited by how much we can see," writes author Bart Rulon. And to help you make the most of your fieldwork, Rulon offers invaluable advice and instruction on sketching, photography and on-site painting.

You'll also find a treasury of bird painting tips and techniques on such topics as:

  • building and using a blind
  • capturing feather textures and complex feather patterns
  • understanding bird anatomy, mechanics of
  • the wing, how birds fly and grip a branch
  • painting nests and habitat
  • composing birds in groups
  • painting a bird's eyes
  • capturing the quality of light
  • achieving color harmony in your paintings

Throughout, you'll be inspired by the work of some of America's top bird painters working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil and mixed media. Nine step-by-step demonstrations show how artists bring a variety of subjects to life. In addition, you'll find ideas for using shadows, unusual poses, action, lighting and camouflage to create unique and interesting paintings ... scenes that convey a sense of true wonder at the beauty and drama of the moment. "Most of us choose to paint birds because we are fascinated by them. Watching a bird behaving naturally is uniquely inspiring. Painting is the best way to recreate these experiences and to communicate a sense of 'being there' to others."

Contains the work of the following artists:

  • Chris Bacon
  • John B. Baumlin
  • Terry Isaac
  • Jay Johnson
  • Dino Paravano
  • Thomas Quinn
  • Sueellen Ross
  • Bart Rulon
  • Lindsay B. Scott
  • Dave Sellers
  • Richard Sloan
  • Paco Young

Plus a special feature by Ray Harris-Ching



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