Painting: Watercolor basics – Walter Foster


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Whether you’re a master painter or an absolute beginner, watercolour is the perfect partner for your painting pleasure—and Painting: Watercolor Basics teaches you everything you need to know to get started in the medium.

Discover how to bring dimension and depth to your watercolour paintings with Painting: Watercolor Basics. Featuring the artwork of Deb Watson, this large-format, 40-book offers a brief introduction into tools and materials before jumping into the easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects. Each project includes a list of colours needed, instructions on colour mixing, and other tips and techniques needed to complete the painting, such as rendering light and shadow and creating realistic textures.

The painting projects included in this book are:
Creating the Illusion of Depth (ladybug on a flower)
Evoking Mood (winter scene)
Adding Interest (young girl in profile)
Creating Texture with Salt & Masking (bunny rabbits on a log)
Capturing Essential Details (cardinal bird perched on a branch)
Rendering Soft Edges (tulip flowers in a pot)
With engaging, inspirational lessons and useful artist’s tips, Painting: Watercolor Basics will help you master this beautiful and luminous medium.

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 aspiring artists. Painting: Watercolor Basics allows you to widen the scope of your artistic abilities, demonstrating how the beginning of a basic sketch and then developing your painting step by step with special techniques that will bring your painting to life.


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Author / Artist Information

Deb Watson is an award-winning, self-taught artist who works in watercolour and oil. Her paintings are a unique combination of precise detail with loose, glowing colours. 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 watercolour painting tutorials, with more than 20,000 subscribers. She is the author of Walter Foster’s Watercolor Basics and a contributing author of The Art of Watercolor Painting and The Art of Painting Animals (July 2015).

MEDIUM: Craft, Other Craft, Painting, Watercolor / Gouache

SERIES: How to Draw & Paint

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9781633227897

SIZE: 10.25 in x 13.75in / 260.35mm x 349.25 mm

PUBLISHED: May 7, 2019


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