Capturing the Magic of Children in Your Paintings

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9780891345909: Capturing the Magic of Children in Your Paintings

The lively spirit of children makes them charming subjects for paintings. But that same irrepressible nature makes actually painting them a challenge.
In this book, Jessica Zemsky shares the lessons she's learned in her many years of painting children - from how to find natural poses to how to achieve, in all the popular mediums, "that certain quality" of color and light that brings a portrait to life.
But this is not a "portrait" book in the traditional sense of the word. The emphasis here is on capturing the innocent joy of children at play, with siblings, with pets, indoors and out ... kids just being themselves.

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Jessica Zemsky and her artist husband share a cabin studio in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana.

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Most books on portrait painting include chapters on children. Roberta Carter Clark's How To Paint Living Portraits (North Light, 1990) is an excellent example. Focusing entirely on children, Zemsky portrays them in their natural, active state and explains how to paint such moving targets. In nine demonstrations, working in watercolor, acrylic, gouache, oil, and pastel, she offers advice on how to make kids feel comfortable and how to capture the unique textures of their hair and skin. There are the inevitable, saccharine images of children dressed as clowns, but for the most part this is a remarkably good manual on a very challenging subject.
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