Painting Happiness

Creativity with Watercolors

Terry Runyan, illustrated by Terry Runyan
AUD $24.99

Painting Happiness offers playful, expressive watercolour painting techniques and projects that will help you find your calm.

Combat stress and anxiety and release your own inner creative with this beautiful mindful watercolour book. In this simple and vibrant guide, hugely popular Instagram muse @TerryRunyan explores the art of watercolour through the lens of mindfulness, presenting activities and projects which you can paint along with as you allow your creative side to flourish. This watercolour guide is easy and accessible for beginners, as Runyan gently delves into the basics of the artform, starting with simple techniques which you can follow along with, as well as presenting some fun projects ideas for painters to explore. Alongside beautiful examples of the techniques and styles explored in the book, Runyan also encourages readers to practice mindfulness as they paint, and explores the ways in which art can be used to help improve mental health. Exploring the idea of perfectly imperfect watercolours, Runyan places emphasis on self-expression and allowing yourself to make mistakes.

Painting Happiness also includes fun projects for readers to try at home, including:

- Turning blobs into birds
- Creating wild hairstyles
- Experimenting with different prompts to paint at least one thing a day

From technical skills and notes on materials to insight into the creative process, this book has everything you need to start flourishing in watercolour.

Author bio:

Terry Runyan is a visual artist and creative encourager. After a long career as an in-house illustrator for Hallmark, Terry now runs her own business, creating art and videos, and leading classes at Skillshare to help others explore their creativity. She loves painting cats, cats on heads, big hair, and encouraging imperfectly perfect watercolour. She lives in Leawood, Kansas with her two creative cats, Tucker and Riley. To learn more about Terry and her work: Website: Instagram: @terryrunyan Her popular Instagram hashtag: #catonheadwednesday YouTube: Terry Runyan Facebook: @terryrunyancreative Daily Creating Group on Facebook: @dailycreating

Category: The arts
ISBN: 9780711270565
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Ivy Press
Pub Date: March 2022
Page Extent: 160
Format: Paperback
Subject: Self-help & personal development