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Best Watercolor Books That You Need

Here is a list of the best Watercolor books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Watercolor With Me (2018)

 Best Watercolor Books That You NeedFrom a classic dogwood rose, to a sly fox, to feathers that take on a dreamy quality, you can create polished artwork in just a few easy steps―no sketching required. Dana Fox, creator of Wonder Forest, is known for her unique and whimsical sense of style, and her popular watercolor workshops have introduced thousands to the joys of painting.
Author(s): Dana Fox

Watercolor Workshop: Learn to Paint in 100 Experiments (2018)

 Best Watercolor Books That You NeedLearn to paint gorgeous contemporary art by practicing watercolor technique directly in this instructional sketchbook. Through 100 different experiments, artist Sasha Prood teaches you traditional techniques like wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, and flat washes, and also encourages you to play with the paint through colorful ombrés, unique bloom textures, and added elements like salt and sponging.
Author(s): Sasha Prood, Steven Heller

Paint Yourself Calm: Colourful, Creative Mindfulness Through Watercolour (2016)

 Best Watercolor Books That You NeedMeditative, peaceful and calming, watercolour painting offers a sense of control and self-worth to everyone, with no judgement or goal beyond the joy of painting itself. This book shows you how to calm and enhance your outlook through the movement of brush on paper. Master artist Jean Haines leads you on a journey through paint, showing you how to wipe away your worries with the soothing, gentle strokes of watercolour paint.
Author(s): Jean Haines

How to Paint Living Portraits (North Light Classics) (2011)

 Best Watercolor Books That You Needshares secrets for infusing portraits with life.Since its original publication, this best-selling book has earned a loyal following among students of portraiture. Back in print by popular demand, How to Paint Living Portraits has been updated to help today’s artists discover the joys of this time-honored tradition.
Author(s): Roberta Carter Clark

Watercolor Botanicals (2 Books in 1): 20 Prints to Paint and Frame (2019)

 Best Watercolor Books That You NeedMake your own collection of botanical watercolor paintings with this two-book set (an instruction book and corresponding watercolor pad). Once upon a time, a vase of beautifully arranged flowers was the perfect subject for a watercolor still life. Today, indoor house plants reign supreme and palms have replaced peonies as the botanical of choice for artists.
Author(s): Nikki Strange

Creative Watercolor: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners–Create with Paints, Inks, Markers, Glitter, and More! (Art for Modern Makers) (2018)

 Best Watercolor Books That You NeedIn Creative Watercolor, popular watercolor artist and workshop instructor Ana Victoria Calderon shares her step-by-step techniques for painting modern motifs in this classic medium. Through a series of easy tutorials and projects, you will: There's never been a better time to dive into the world of watercolor, so why wait? Grab a brush and get painting!
Author(s): Ana Victoria Calderon

Everyday Watercolor Flowers: A Modern Guide to Painting Blooms, Leaves, and Stems Step by Step (2019)

 Best Watercolor Books That You NeedArtist Jenna Rainey shares easy-to-follow ways to paint a wide range of botanicals, all in her fresh, modern style that appeals to the next generation of watercolor artists and creatives, from beginners to hobbyists. With gorgeously illustrated instructions for both loose and realistic watercolor depictions of more than 25 flowers, leaves, and plants, organized by form and shape, Everyday Watercolor Flowers is every nature-lover’s answer to capturing that beauty on paper.
Author(s): Jenna Rainey

Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner: The Society for All Artists (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER ART) (2014)

 Best Watercolor Books That You NeedThis book is a comprehensive course in watercolour landscape painting by expert Society of All Artists tutor, Matthew Palmer. Matthew is renowned for his beautiful, detailed paintings and his ability to teach effective painting using simple techniques. He teaches over 150 pupils per week and also appears regularly on TV.
Author(s): Matthew Palmer

DIY Watercolor Flowers: The Beginner’s Guide to Flower Painting for Journal Pages, Handmade Stationery and More (2019)

 Best Watercolor Books That You NeedLearn to paint beautiful watercolor flowers in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will give you a good grounding in this new-to-you medium and teach you all you need to know to get started with painting flowers in watercolor.
Author(s): Marie Boudon

Kew: The Watercolour Flower Painter’s A to Z: An Illustrated Directory of Techniques for Painting 50 Popular Flowers (2018)

 Best Watercolor Books That You NeedFrom azalea to zantedeschia, this unique watercolour artist’s guide offers easy-to-follow, plant-specific information on how to paint, in a crisp and natural style, over 50 of the most popular species of flower.
Author(s): Adelene Fletcher

Best Watercolor Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some watercolor books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Creative Watercolor and Mixed Media

Author(s): Ana Victoria Calderon
ID: 2905425, Publisher: Quarry Books, Year: 2021, Size: 50 Mb, Format: epub

Painting Watercolor Botanicals

Author(s): Harriet de Winton
ID: 2561735, Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, Year: 2020, Size: 108 Mb, Format: epub

Watercolor Techniques For Artists and Illustrators

Author(s): DK
ID: 2693728, Publisher: DK Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 92 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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