Fearless Watercolor for Beginners
This book will give you an overview of some of the many possibilities watercolor painting offers. You will learn a series of basic skills that will give you the knowledge you need to get started.
The book consists of three main parts:
- Before you paint (preparation, planning and materials)
- When you paint (techniques)
- After you painted (assessment and finishing)
For some techniques there are a variety of ways to achieve the desired result. I don't believe there is just one way or one technique that will work for everyone. I would like you to choose what you think will work for your particular style or taste, and leave behind what won't work for you. Each new technique is illustrated with a step-by-step demo, and some include links to videos that show how to apply that technique to a specific painting or that share exercises to help you practice.
You will learn about preparation, materials and various techniques: washes, painting wet on wet and wet on dry, blending or layering colors, preserving the white of your paper, lifting color, achieving a variety of edge qualities, adding textures to your paintings and fixing mistakes.
We will also discuss how to plan out your painting (one of the keys to growing confidence and avoiding confusion while painting), how to assess your own work and what finishes you can apply.