The Beginner's Guide to Watercolor: Master Essential Skills and Techniques through Guided Exercises and Projects (Paperback)
Go from Watercolor Beginner to Painting Pro with this Incredible, Comprehensive Guide
Taking up watercolor painting can feel overwhelming or intimidating, but with Jovy Merryl’s expert advice, easy-to-follow tutorials and beginner- friendly projects, it doesn’t have to be!
Jovy walks you through all the foundational knowledge you need to succeed as a water colorist, from choosing the right materials to understanding color harmony and mastering basic brushstrokes. Easy-to-follow projects provide an effortless way to practice your skills and reinforce essential techniques. Hone your brushmarking with projects like Melody of Roses and Bouquet of Sunshine, and gain confidence in wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques with beautiful paintings like Atmospheric Landscape and Sunny Day.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll continue to polish your newfound skills while learning other techniques that refine and add depth to your paintings. Learn the value of white space with Backlit Forest, add texture and special effects with Sun Glitter and become a pro at layering and glazing with Dreamy Phuket.
Packed to the brim with helpful tips and tricks, this collection of stunning projects is the only resource you’ll need to unleash your creativity, find your artistic style and begin your watercolor painting journey.
“Jovy’s beautiful, easy-to-follow step-by-step projects will help you gain confidence in your skills and unleash your creativity!”
—MAKO, author of No-Fail Watercolor and founder of Makoccino
“The step-by-step techniques Jovy presents make watercolor painting less stressful and easily accessible to anyone.”
—DEIRDRA A. SILVER, president and founder of Silver Brush Limited
“Jovy Merryl certainly has the beginner watercolorist in mind. This book can help you be confident in understanding the principles and the art behind watercolor. Learn the secrets behind a good stroke, the best paint consistency and practice these and other techniques in 25 projects.”
—NATHANIEL ONG, artist, educator and founder of Designate Studio
“This book has all the information you need to jump-start watercolor painting. Jovy Merryl makes the steps easy to understand with no painting experience needed. She makes you want to jump right in and enjoy the process.”
—DREW EUROPEO, multimedia artist, designer and educator