Clear and easy to understand, award-winning watercolor artist and author Shuang Li presents everything you need to know about painting watercolor outdoors. As a highly experienced plein air artist and watercolor instructor, Shuang guides beginning and intermediate watercolor artists through the entire watercolor plein air painting process, from selecting equipment and tools to conquering outdoor challenges and finishing a plein air watercolor. Going beyond the practical application of techniques, Shuang also helps new plein air watercolorists learn fundamental observation and design skills from finding an ideal location to designing, developing, and completing a plein air watercolor. This book also features a unique plein air gallery with Shuang's watercolors and painting locations side-by-side for easy comparison. Richly illustrated with over 100 images and paintings, this one-stop guide is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to explore the excitement of watercolor painting En Plein Air.
About the Author
Born and raised in China, Shuang Li had formal, academic fine art training throughout her school life, receiving her BA in Graphic Design and MA in Art History. After moving to the United States, she received an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree from the University of Oregon. Shuang Li is a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, the National Watercolor Society, the American Impressionist Society, and the American Society of Marine Artists. In addition, she is an elected artist member of the California Art Club and the American Artists Professional League. Shuang Li's plein air and studio watercolors have won numerous awards at regional, national, and international prestigious art exhibitions. Shuang Li has served as a faculty member for the Plein Air Convention since 2018. Besides plein air painting demonstrations and workshops, she also frequently serves as an invited juror for plein air events, art competitions, and art exhibitions.