Handbook of Watercolour – Book Review

This is a book for beginners and advanced artists alike.  If you want to know how to paint watercolors – this is the place to start.  Step by step instructions demonstrate how to paint buildings, scenes, flowers, skies, seas and wintery scenes. 

All types of styles are used from very realistic to almost impressionistic.  The instructions are clear, concise and detailed explaining the mysteries of techniques like washing, lifting out, splattering, scratching out, masking fluid, backruns, perspective and even using salt to create unusual effects.

There are lots of tips and hints on how to improve your work such as how to draw chicken wire, planks of wood and clumps of grass. There is definitely a place for this book on every artist’s bookshelf. It is detailed and well written offering something for artists of all abilities.