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 Joy to the World: Painting Holiday Heirlooms With these nine step-by-step projects from renowned decorative painter John Gutcher, readers will learn how to paint their favorite Christmas themes, including Santas, angels, elves and more, on everything from glittering ornaments to festive albums.

Giving them the flexibility to paint in either acrylics or oils, John provides plenty of practical guidance for choosing supplies, mixing colors, creating values, and mastering the basics of portrait painting. He even makes learning those tricky details simple with special tips for painting fur, richly textured clothing and realistic flesh tones.

* Holiday themes are extremely popular among decorative painters
* Includes 9 fun, fabulous step-by-step projects
* Perfect for holiday gifts!
* Includes detailed instruction in the basics of portraiture

  Date Published 6/1/2001

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