Just Add Watercolor: Inspiration & Painting Techniques from Contemporary Artists

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2015 - Art - 205 pages
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A beautifully illustrated, easy-to-navigate guide to creating contemporary watercolors, pairing full-page paintings with insights and tips for artists.
Featuring 200 of the best works of young, modern watercolor painters, paired with bite-sized painting tips and art instruction, Just Add Watercolor gives aspiring artists access to information about--and examples of--top work in the medium. Artist and instructor Helen Birch breaks down each painting by techniques, subject matter, and tools, providing art enthusiasts and painters with a one-stop resource and gallery of the best that modern watercolor has to offer. Its small trim size with one painting per spread provides a bold, but user-friendly alternative to traditional, process-heavy painting instruction texts. Just Add Watercolor shines the spotlight on featured paintings, while still giving readers all the insights needed to get started painting in this popular medium.

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HELEN BIRCH is a journalist and prolific artist based in the UK. She is also the author of the highly popular blog DrawDrawDraw reaching more than half a million readers. Birch teaches courses in art and design, fine art, and illustration at Bradford College, UK.

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