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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!

1. Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days (2017)

Best Watercolor Books That You NeedThis beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book’s fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light….
Author(s): Jenna Rainey

2. 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. In Watercolor With Me in the Forest, Dana provides light outlines of each project, and every page is printed on premium art paper, so you can focus on the watercolor techniques―wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet,…
Author(s): Dana Fox

3. 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. Each experiment is accompanied by Sasha’s beautifully painted examples and space to practice your skills on the thick pages of the sketchbook. Sasha makes watercolors accessible by…
Author(s): Sasha Prood, Steven Heller

4. 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

5. 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. Hands-on instruction covers a range of ages and ethnicities, offering a practical approach to creating successful, spirited portraits in charcoal, oils and watercolor. Clark brings fifty years of experience to this book, from technical…
Author(s): Roberta Carter Clark

6. 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. With clear step-by-step instructions, illustrator and plant lover Nikki Strange shows you how to paint a range of lush, leafy plants. The instruction book is accompanied by a pad of heavy watercolor paper, printed with light…
Author(s): Nikki Strange

7. 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! Perfect for creative beginners, the books in the take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts….
Author(s): Ana Victoria Calderon

8. 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

9. 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. The book begins with excellent advice for the beginner, including, easy drawing for painting, composition, easy perspective, light and shade, colour, and how to paint skies, tree, water and figures in watercolour. There are then six simple step by step painting…
Author(s): Matthew Palmer

10. 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. Find out about paper, brushes and paints, color mixing, wet and dry techniques, blending and gradients, contrast and even how to digitize your work. Then learn to paint roses, peonies, carnations, dahlias, anemones, poppies, leaves, details and textures and how to bring all of these together into beautiful…
Author(s): Marie Boudon

11. 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. Includes step-by-step photographs, details, and instructions on capturing the individual essence of the flower, together with comprehensive information on the appropriate techniques and colour mixes to use. Glorious full-colour photographs of the finished watercolour show the depth and variety of the plant portraits, from the exquisitely executed passion flower to the bold luminosity of the…
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 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.

Watercolor Botanicals: 20 Prints to Paint and Frame

Author(s): Nikki Strange
Publisher: Abrams Noterie, Year: 2019, Size: 39 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2333797

Paint Watercolor Flowers: A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide

Author(s): Birgit O’Connor
Publisher: North Light Books, Year: 2018, Size: 69 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2236760

Paint Watercolor Flowers: A Beginner’s Step-By-Step Guide

Author(s): Birgit O’Connor
Publisher: North Light Books, Year: 2018, Size: 27 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2258852

Fast and Fun Watercolor: Painting Techniques, No Drawing Required!

Author(s): Gina Lee Kim
Publisher: North Light Books, Year: 2018, Size: 149 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2325824

Watercolor Lettering: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Painting Embellished Scripts and Beautiful Art

Author(s): Jessica Park
Publisher: Ulysses Press, Year: 2018, Size: 79 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2325881

Geninne’s Art: Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink: A Field Guide to Art Techniques and Observing in the Wild

Author(s): Geninne D. Zlatkis
Publisher: Quarry Books, Year: 2018, Size: 30 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2325971

The Art of Creative Watercolor: Inspiration and Techniques for Imaginative Drawing and Painting

Author(s): Danielle Donaldson
Publisher: North Light Books, Year: 2018, Size: 63 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2328479

Expressive Painting: Tips and Techniques for Practical Applications in Watercolor, Including Color Theory, Color Mixing, and Understanding Color Relationships

Author(s): Joseph Stoddard
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 30 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2328691

Art Studio: Faces & Features: More Than 50 Projects and Techniques for Drawing and Painting Heads, Faces, and Features in Pencil, Acrylic, Watercolor, and More!

Author(s): Walter Foster Creative Team
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 49 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2335630

Creative Watercolor: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

Author(s): Ana Victoria Calderon
Publisher: Quarry Books, Year: 2018, Size: 25 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2336349

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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