The painted portrait has long been a tradition of love, honor and respect. It is not
a photograph, nor is it produced by a machine; rather, it is unique piece of original
art, rendered by the artists' hand.
The portraits in this book primarily represent commissions I have completed in recent
years, yet also include a number of samples as well as portraits I've painted sheerly
for my own pleasure.
For Love or Money:
A Business Handbook for Portrait Painters
Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing
by Rachel Rubin Wolf
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: North Light Books (July 5, 2007)
Chris Saper's portrait of Robert Chernak
is featured on the back cover.
Drawing & Painting People: The Essential
by Jeff Blocksidge (Editor), Mary Burzlaff (Editor)
Contains excerpts from previously published North Light Books, including "Painting
Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light" as well as books by seven other artists.
Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color
by Chris Saper
Hardcover: 127 pages
Publisher: North Light Books (September 2001)
For studio, library or coffee table, this beautifully produced instructional book
is a "must-have" for every portrait painter, from beginner to professional.
Learn to paint beautiful portraits by understanding the color of living skin, and
how it's affected by light.
Example of bookplate
Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light presents a straightforward
approach to painting Caucasian, African-American, Asian and Hispanic subjects in
oil, pastel and watercolor.
You can order through the Amazon.com link on the left, North Light Book
Club and on-line retailers and fine booksellers everywhere.
To request a bookplate just send SASE to the address below. Let me know
how you'd like your bookplate inscribed, and how to contact you if I have
125 East Coronado Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85004
The Best of Portrait Painting
by Rachel Rubin Wolf (Editor)
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: North Light Books (February 1998)
This volume amasses more than 120 portraits from 96 artists, working in
all media. This book contains "Jessie's
Braids" by Chris Saper.