Synopses & Reviews
After 25 years of teaching thousands of novice watercolorists the simple methods contained in this book, I firmly believe that anyone willing to follow the directions and do the world cannot fail to achieve a successful picture. If I can do it, so can you. - Jack Reid
In this beginner-friendly guide, Jack Reid will show you the hows of watercolor painting. He covers it all in clear, easy-to-understand terms - beginning with what tools and materials you should buy to get off to a good, affordable start. You'll find simple, step-by-step exercises to help you:
Control your brush with ease
Master the four basic watercolor techniques - the flat wash, the graded wash, the wet-in-wet and the dry-brush
Take the Five Steps to a Painting - step-by-step demonstration guide you from one color to five, to make your paintings sing with color
Use photography and photocopying to create paintings inspired by life
Then put everything you've learned into action by following along with seven painting projects. Before you know it, you'll be creating your own beautiful watercolor paintings
Designed to give a strong, working foundation to new painters, these books delve deeper into important ideas that other books gloss over in a few pages. Everything is explained with simple language and easy-to-follow demonstrations. Exercises and projects help beginners get straight to the fun part of painting.
For more than 25 years Jack Reid has been an accomplished artist and illustrator, teaching more than 10,000 students the basic skills of painting and drawing. With this book, Reid offers a beginner's guide to watercolour painting.