The Joy of Watercolor

40 Happy Lessons for Painting the World Around You


By Emma Block

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$14.99 CAD


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Enjoy the meditative art of watercolor with simple supplies and easy-to-follow instructions! For a soothing boost of joy and whimsy, try your hand at watercolor . With a few simple steps, anyone can be an aspiring artist, and achieve moments of Zen doing so. London illustrator and watercolor artist Emma Block is distilling her sold-out classes into easy-to-follow lessons for painting the world around you with watercolor paints. This simple painting medium is easy to pick up with her straightforward instructions for colorful, modern paintings to adorn invitations, gifts, and walls. The 40 lessons cover useful topics like:
  • painting on vacation
  • painting your pets
  • layering colors
  • mixing colors
  • painting flowers and plants
Supplies are minimal: a basic palette of watercolors and a selection of brushes, plus nice thick paper, will do the job, yielding bright and whimsical results guaranteed to bring color to any gray day. Painting your own beautiful cards and artwork is within reach!


On Sale
Aug 7, 2018
Page Count
176 pages
Running Press

Emma Block

About the Author

Emma Block is a successful freelance illustrator who uses watercolors in a fresh and modern way and isn't afraid to break the rules. Her watercolor and gouache paintings have gained her 90,000 followers on Instagram (@emmablockillustration) and she has become a reliable source of online watercolor advice. As well as inspiring budding artists all over the world online she teaches regular sellout watercolor classes in the UK. She is also the author of The Joy of Watercolor and Watercolor Life.

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