The Joy of Watercolor (Hardcover)

40 Happy Lessons for Painting the World Around You

By Emma Block

Running Press Adult, 9780762463299, 176pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

List Price: 18.00*
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Description

Enjoy the meditative art of watercolor with simple supplies and easy-to-follow instructions!

For a soothing boost of creativity and whimsy, try your hand at watercolor. With a few simple steps, anyone can discover their artistic side, and achieve moments of peace and tranquility doing so. Forty straightforward lessons promise fun and colorful results: no previous artistic skill required. This simple painting medium produces colorful, modern paintings to adorn invitations, gifts, and walls.

The 40 lessons cover useful topics like:

  • painting on vacation
  • painting your pets
  • layering colors
  • mixing colors
  • painting flowers and plants
Supplies are minimal: a basic palette of watercolors and a selection of brushes, plus nice thick paper, will do the job, yielding bright and whimsical results guaranteed to bring color to any gray day. Painting your own beautiful cards and artwork is within reach!


About the Author

Emma Block is a successful freelance illustrator who uses watercolors in a fresh and modern way and isn't afraid to break the rules. Her watercolor and gouache paintings have gained her more than 40,000 followers on Instagram (@emmablockillustration) and she has become a reliable source of online watercolor advice. As well as inspiring budding artists all over the world online she teaches regular sellout watercolor classes in London, where she also lives.