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jenniferlepore
09-11-2009, 01:32 PM
Hi there,
Follow this thread for free painting demos and exercises from recent North Light Books. If you want to try before you buy, dabble with a new technique, or just enjoy a fun paint-along, you'll find it here! I'll be adding new demos every month, so be sure to stop back and visit. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2009/46260-Down_by_the_Sea_Cover.jpg (http://www.northlightshop.com/product/down-by-the-sea-with-brush-and-pen/?r=anjenwc091109)
Mix Colors of the Sea in Watercolor (from Down By the Sea)
(http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Down%20by%20the%20Sea%20Ocean%20Hues.pdf)
Paint Waves in Watercolor (from Down By the Sea) (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Down%20by%20the%20Sea%20Simple%20Waves.pdf)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2009/46260-Art_Revolution_cover_2.jpg (http://www.northlightshop.com/product/art-revolution-alternative-approaches-in-art/?r=anjenwc091109)
Achieve Texture Effects With Collage (from Art Revolution) (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Art%20Revolution%20Tactile%20Collage%20demo.pdf)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2009/46260-Sketching_People_Cover.jpg (http://www.northlightshop.com/product/sketching-people/?r=anjenwc091109)
Learn Basic Forms for Drawing People (from Sketching People) (www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/SketchingPeopleBasicForms.pdf)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2009/46260-Watercolor_Secrets.jpg (http://www.northlightshop.com/product/watercolor-secrets/?r=anjenwc091109)
Paint People in Loose, Luscious Watercolor (from Watercolor Secrets) (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Watercolor%20Secrets_FealingLinDemo.pdf)
Sculpt Light with Watercolor (from Watercolor Secrets) (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Watercolor%20Secrets_RobinBerryDemo.pdf)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2009/46260-PAINTING_REALISTIC_WILDLIFE.jpg (http://www.northlightshop.com/product/painting-realistic-wildlife-in-acrylic/?r=anjenwc091109)
Paint a Wolf Eye in Acrylic (from Painting Realistic Wildlife) (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Painting%20Realistic%20Wildlife%20in%20Acrylic%20Wolf%20Eye.pdf)
Paint Reptile Scales in Acrylic (from Painting Realistic Wildlife) (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Painting%20Realistic%20Wildlife%20in%20Acrylic%20Textured%20Skin.pdf)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2009/46260-Daring_Color_Cover.jpg (http://www.northlightshop.com/product/daring-color-paperback/?r=anjen091109)
Mingle Greens With Watercolor (from Daring Color) (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Daring%20Color%20Mingling%20Greens%201.pdf)

Enjoy!

jenniferlepore
10-28-2009, 10:51 AM
Here some more FREE demos from your favorite North Light Books!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Oct-2009/46260-ExpressiveOilPaintingCoversmall.jpg (http://www.northlightshop.com/product/expressive-oil-painting/?r=anjen092909)
Balance your intention with your intuition for Expressive Oil Painting.
(http://www.wetcanvas.com/Dan/Expressive-Oil-Painting-intuition-demo.pdf)
Walk in swinging for Expressive Oil Painting.
(http://www.wetcanvas.com/Dan/Z2440-Expressive-Oil-Painting-walk-in-swinging-demo.pdf)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Oct-2009/46260-Paint_Amazing_Watercolors_from_Photographs_Cover.jpg (http://www.northlightshop.com/product/paint-amazing-watercolors-from-photographs/reference?r=anjen052209)
Portray moving water with Paint Amazing Watercolors from Photographs.
(http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Paint%20Amazing%20Watercolors%20from%20Photographs%20Water%20Demo.pdf)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Oct-2009/46260-Colored_Pencil_Secrets_cover_small.jpg (http://www.northlightshop.com/product/colored-pencil-secrets-for-success/colored-pencil?r=anjen051109)
Learn how to scumble with Colored Pencil Secrets for Success.
(http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Z2252%20Kullberg%20page%2016-17%20scumbling.pdf)
Learn about line work and burnishing with Colored Pencil Secrets for Success. (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_large/Z2252%20Kullberg%20pp76-79%20animal%20critique.pdf)

Kurlie
10-30-2009, 11:42 PM
:thumbsup: Thank you very much for posting these demos. It is a great way of "trying out" a book. :clap: I will come back and see what is put up next.

jenniferlepore
11-02-2009, 10:36 AM
Glad you enjoy these demos!

I hope to keep posting new ones every month or so as we have new books come out from North Light.

Enjoy!

ANGHWAR
11-08-2009, 06:26 PM
Jennifer

Thank you for giving us a peak into new books.

jenniferlepore
11-09-2009, 09:25 AM
You are most welcome! Enjoy!

mobius49
11-21-2009, 07:58 PM
these were great, thank you !
Matt

jenniferlepore
11-23-2009, 09:11 AM
You are welcome, Matt!
Happy Painting

Briar Rose
12-27-2009, 05:03 PM
Thank you for posting these. NorthLight books are the best. Lots of knowledge, and step by step guidence, and have wonderful clean and clear printing, and bindings are made very well. Excellent.

jenniferlepore
01-20-2010, 10:45 AM
Thanks for the feedback Briar Rose! So glad you enjoy North Light Books!

jenniferlepore
01-20-2010, 11:07 AM
I've been storing up more than food over the holidays...here are some more FREE demos from recent North Light Books. Enjoy!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2010/46260-Landscapes_in_Acrylic_Cover.jpg
Paint vibrant red, autumn foliage with this demo from Painting Landscapes in Acrylic with Lee Hammond. (http://artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_pdfs/Z2911_RedAutumnDemo.pdf)
Find out more about Painting Landscapes in Acrylic with Lee Hammond here. (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/article/fast-landscape-painting/)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2010/46260-WC_Tricks_and_Techniques_Cover.jpg
Paint a landscape in watercolor on Yupo paper with this demo from Watercolor Tricks & Techniques. (http://artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_pdfs/Z2910i_YupoPaperDemo.pdf)
Find out more about Watercolor Tricks & Techniques here. (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/article/watercolor-tricks-techniques/)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2010/46260-Brushwork_Essentials_Cover.jpg
Try multi-loading with oils to paint more than one color at a time with this demo from Brushwork Essentials. (http://artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_pdfs/31918_Brushwork_essentials.pdf)
Find out more about Brushwork Essentials here. (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/article/brushwork-essentials/)

jenniferlepore
06-07-2010, 01:55 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2010/46260-edincover.jpg
Here's a little exercise on mixing harmonious grays from Color Harmonies: Paint Watercolor Filled With Light from Rose Edin and Dee Jepsen. (http://artistsnetwork.com/upload/images/jens_nl_picks/jens_nl_picks_pdfs/edin_80to081.pdf)