How-To Books

Three “Must Have” Instruction Books For Your Library

Drawing Expressive Portraits

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Watch from start to finish as Paul creates nine life-like portraits of a variety of people in different poses and lighting conditions.As he draws, he fills you on the mediums, materials and techniques he uses to achieve a wide range of effects and expressions.

Leveille takes you through the process in a simple step-by-step approach.

Signed copies available at Leveille Studios of Fine Art. Email paul.leveille@paulleveillestudio.com to order your copy.

$20.00 Plus $6.50 U.S. shipping and handling. Payments are processed via PayPal or contact the artist directly at 413-534-5348. Shipping prices stated are for U.S. shipments only. Please call or email to get shipping quote for outside U.S.


Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil

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Each of 7 portrait painting demonstrations is broken down into at least 14 steps – and as many as 22! At each stage, Leveille explains what effects he’s trying to achieve, shares the specific colors he’s using, and
offers tips for success. 130 pages.

Leveille takes you through the process in a simple step-by-step approach.

*BOOK REVIEW from The Artist’s Magazine By Karen Mather*
Portrait painting is made simple through seven extensive demonstrations – some containing more than 20 steps – which ensures an unparalleled visual depiction of each stage. The illustrations show proper proportions and placements in a range of head positions from straight on to side view, giving special attention to individual features such as eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair. The text also provides color combinations for each portrait, taking the guesswork out of mixing realistic fleshtones. As a bonus, you’ll find nifty extra tips for simplifying oil painting – such as how to make a clever brush cleaner and tray – liberally sprinkled throughout the book.

Signed copies available at Leveille Studios of Fine Art. Email paul.leveille@paulleveillestudio.com to order your copy.

$30.00 Plus $6.50 U.S. shipping and handling. Payments are processed via PayPal or contact the artist directly at 413-534-5348. Shipping prices stated are for U.S. shipments only. Please call or email to get shipping quote for outside U.S.

 

Painting Expressive Pastel Portraits

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Professional portrait artist Paul Leveille shares advice and techniques for painting beautiful pastel portraits filled with light, color and personality. Eight complete painting demonstrations – each with at least 14 steps and as many as 22.

Leveille takes you through the process in a simple step-by-step approach.

*BOOK REVIEW from the Library Journal December, 1998*
Perhaps the most successful portrait artist in New England, Leveille receives national and international commission’s and is a much – sought – after teacher. In eight lessons, he takes the pastel enthusiast from sketches through final touches, with expert attention to each of the face’s many problematic features. His models include a variety of ages, complexions, hair colors, and expressions. Leveille has produced the best portrait book to date, one that manages to work for both the beginning and advanced artist. Highly recommended for all collections.

Not available from artist, may be available at Web book sources.