Naturally Wild

How to Paint Animals Using Pastels

by Julie Lemons



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/30/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781490753904
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781490753911

About the Book

Julie Lemons believes art goes beyond a blank piece of paper and graphite. Happiness starts when the idea and desire to create something new becomes an urge that pushes the creativity. Then the chalk dances on the paper. “Naturally Wild” is a book designed to show the steps Julie has taken to create animal paintings from her own photos. The steps start from sketch to the completed painting. This book includes wild and domestic animals. You will find helpful tidbits about the materials and techniques used in the process. Julie hopes this book, "Naturally Wild" will encourage others to become artists, inspire artists to try something new in art, and reach prospective adoptive parents for animals in shelters and zoos. It is important to "give back" such as sharing her time and art ability. Julie hopes to do book signing events at the zoos represented in her book. She plans to do free art demonstrations for children at the zoos and animal shelters. Encouraging others in art and sharing a combination of joys in Julie's life is important. “Naturally Wild” is inspirational book as a classroom tool to a coffee table book.

About the Author

Julie Ann Hubbard Lemons was born in Wichita, Kansas on May 22, 1961. Julie’s mother put an oil paint brush in her hand at the age of three. It was then, Julie learned about background, middle ground, foreground, contrast and shapes. Julie grew up in rural, Dearborn, Missouri. She married Jesse Lemons on July 14, 1979. Julie joined Jesse in Kansas City, Missouri, where he worked for a large printing company. They have two grown children, Jesse and Jennifer. The joy continues with five wonderful grandchildren. After raising her children, Julie complete college at Doane College-Lincoln Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska with a BA in Graphic Design. Julie Lemons, author/illustrator, is involved in local galleries, Lincoln Artists’ Guild (past president) and Association of Nebraska Art Clubs (past president). She is a graphic designer for Lincoln Public Schools with 30 years of design experience. Her husband, family and friends are great supporters. Her artwork may be found at Noyes Art Gallery; Lincoln Artists’ Guild sponsored shows; permanent collections; and various venues throughout United States, Germany, and Argentina. Julie believes that to be a successful artist, is to allow God’s love shine through her art. She is also the past president of the Nebraska Mothers Association. Helping to strengthen her community, Julie (2010 Nebraska Mother of the Year®, donates time and art to various causes/fund raisers This includes the Alzheimer’s Association-Great Plains Chapter, animal shelters, Friendship Home, Girl Scouts, Heartland Cancer Foundation, Lincoln Public Schools Association of Office Professionals, and church activities. She enjoys exploring life with her family/friends, her kitty, nature walks, going to zoos, swimming, and art.