Modern Watercolor provides a colorful and fun approach to working with watercolor! Use the easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful, colorful artwork featured throughout the book to create dynamic leaves, flowers, trees, and simple geometric shapes and patterns.
This dynamic and inspirational guide from professional artist Kristin Van Leuven, owner of the online shop Hello Lovely People, will set you down a path of exploration as you learn to play with watercolors. Learn to use basic watercolor techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art. With Modern Watercolor, discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more. From selecting your first watercolor paints to learning to blend colors into a unique palette, this book will guide you as you begin your artistic journey and create cohesive, rich works of watercolor art.
The easy-to-follow lessons explore using watercolor on different surfaces, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You can even learn how to add layers of dimension and texture, as well as how to work with resist techniques to create pretty patterns and gorgeous backgrounds.
Whether you’re an experienced artist seeking a playful escape or a beginner who has never held a paintbrush, there’s something for everyone in Modern Watercolor.
The Modern Series of books offers a fun, contemporary approach to working with traditional art media, demonstrating that with the right type of instruction, encouragement, and tips, drawing and painting success can be achieved by any artist or creative type.
Also in the Modern Series:Modern Colored Pencil, Modern Acrylic, and Modern Drawing.
About the Author
Kristin Van Leuven is a native Arizonan who loves to paint. What began as a hobby that served as a distraction from real life has become a career via Hello Lovely People, Kristin's online art shop that sells her prints, portraits, clothing, and more. Author of Modern Watercolor,Your Year in Art: Watercolor, and Art Made Easy: Easy Watercolor, all from Walter Foster Publishing, Kristin enjoys making art for people's homes and sees loveliness in all people. Learn more at lovelypeople.bigcartel.com.