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A-Z of Bird Portraits in Acrylics by Andrew Forkner

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A-Z of Bird Portraits

An illustrated guide to painting beautiful birds in acrylics by Andrew Forkner

Capturing both the delicacy and majesty of his subject, Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a range of bird species in acrylics, taking in birds of prey, songbirds and waterbirds.

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.

Table of 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

About Andrew Forkner

Andrew Forkner is a keen naturalist and has travelled the world in search of wildlife. His artwork has also travelled widely, with examples of his art in collections in the UK, Europe, Kenya, Canada, USA and Nepal. A self-taught wildlife artist, he works in a variety of media, including graphite pencil, acrylics and pastel to complete his originals. Andrew lives in Oxfordshire. He has produced several commissions for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, of which he has been a member for over thirty years.



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