Geninne's Art: Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink: A field guide to art techniques and observing in the wild

Geninne's Art: Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink: A field guide to art techniques and observing in the wild

by Geninne D. Zlatkis


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In Geninne’s Art: Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink, popular Santa Fe artist Geninne Zlatkis presents a personal field guide to how she creates her charming paintings and collages of birds and nature.

Brimming with inspiring examples of the artist’s work, this beautiful book takes you inside Geninne’s studio for an in-depth look at how she creates. You will discover, step by step, how this devoted artist spends time photographing nature, selecting her materials, and developing her personal imagery. Explore:
  • How her studio is set up, how she works, and what materials and tools she uses
  • How she captures nature with both a camera and phone for reference
  • Her artistic process through the step-by-step creation of five watercolor paintings, five collages, and five ink drawings, with notes on each medium and technique
As a special bonus, the book includes 32 pages of collage papers, painted and selected by Geninne, for you to use as you explore and develop your own artistic voice.

Vibrant, detailed, and richly imaginative, Geninne’s interpretation of the birds she has observed so closely will inspire you to use the natural world as fodder for your paintings, drawings, and collages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631594755
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 468,201
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Geninne D. Zlatkis is an artist living in sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico. Geninne's art draws inspiration from the natural world. Focused on birds and native plants, her work is a charming blend of close observation with colorful imagination in watercolor, collage,ink, and pencil. She designs a home decor line for Hallmark, an avian calendar, and gift line for Galison. Geninne's huge fan base follows her art activities and nature photography on her blog, Geninne's Art Blog.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Birds and Me 15

Setting Up 19

The Studio 19

Ways of Working 20

Tools and Materials 24

Photographing Nature 28

First Photos 28

Which Lens and Setting? 29

Phone Shots 31

When to Shoot 31


Vermilion Flycatcher 34

Oasis 38

Notes on Watercolor 43

Dandelion 48

The Secret 52

Mountain Bluebirds 56


Chilean Pelican on the Rocks 66

Black-and-White Warbler 70

Notes on Collage 74

Seagull 80

Cactus Birds 84

Cactus Wren 88

Drawing with Ink

Sparrow King 96

Paint Chips 100

Notes on Drawing with Ink 104

Singing Raven 110

Great-Tailed Grackles 114

Label Birds 118

Collage Papers 123

About the Author 156

Index 157

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