Watercolor Basics provides beginning artists with an introduction to this popular medium, from choosing the right tools and materials to step-by-step techniques and projects.
Whether you're a master painter or an absolute beginner, watercolor is the perfect partner for your painting pleasure—and Watercolor Basics teaches you everything you need to know to get started in the medium. From rendering light and shadow to creating realistic textures, discover how to bring dimension and depth to your paintings. Featuring the artwork of Deb Watson, this book includes a variety of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects, including a landscape, still life, and portrait. With engaging, inspirational lessons and useful artists tips, Watercolor Basics will help you master this beautiful and luminous medium. Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Watercolor Basics allows you to widen the scope of your artistic abilities, demonstrating how to begin with a basic sketch and then develop your painting step by step with special techniques that will bring your painting to life.
Deb Watson is an award-winning, self-taught artist who works in watercolor and oil. Her paintings are a unique combination of precise detail with loose, glowing color. Following a career as a nurse, Deb began painting full-time, and her work has been accepted into national juried exhibitions and featured in several national magazines. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, and past president of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. Deb maintains an active YouTube channel of watercolor painting tutorials, with more than 20,000 subscribers. She is the author of Walter Fosters Watercolor Basics and a contributing author of The Art of Watercolor Painting and The Art of Painting Animals (July 2015). www.debwatsonart.com
How to Draw & Paint
Art techniques & principles