Thursday, December 26, 2019

Watercolor the Easy Way: Step-By-Step Tutorials for 50 Beautiful Motifs Including Plants, Flowers, Animals & More

Watercolor the Easy Way is a tutorial and technique guide by Sara Berrenson. Due out 14th Jan 2020 from Schiffer on their Better Day imprint, it's 128 pages and will be available in paperback format.

The format is easy to follow and the tutorial projects are very attractive and useful. The introduction and technique tutorials (~20% of the content) cover tools, materials, and techniques such as wet on wet and wet on dry painting. The intro chapters are followed by 50 step by step tutorials for various motifs (mostly botanical/natural - all of them are simple and lovely).

All of the tutorials contain a full size line-drawn template, tools and supplies and a color palette. Step by step tutorial instructions are provided in color as well as written instructions. Special tips, alternative methods, and other info is provided in sidebars throughout the book.

There is no index, however, there is a full color gallery listing of the projects in the table of contents.

Well made, very high quality, this book got my fingers itching to get my supplies out and have a go. This would make a superlative gift for anyone who wants to do watercolor; many (most) of the projects are accessible for anyone. These would make lovely cards, placecards, framed pieces, etc. Lovely. Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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