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Watercolor Life

40 Joy-Filled Lessons to Spark Your Creativity

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Regular Price $28 CAD

Regular Price $22

Regular Price $28 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around April 5, 2022. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

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Apr 5, 2022

Page Count

264 Pages

ISBN-13

9780762475360

Description

Discover the joy and versatility of watercolors with forty gorgeously illustrated lessons for any skill level.
 
Watercolors are beautiful in their simplicity: a basic palette of paints, a few brushes, and nice thick paper will do the job. The medium is also beautiful, though, in its depths and complexities. Here, watercolor artist and instructor Emma Block focuses on techniques, materials, and lessons to help you explore new watercolor techniques, build creative confidence, and discover your unique style of painting. She'll show you—with clear, step-by-step instructions—how to paint everything from people, plants, and animals perfect for framing to patterns and washes perfect for stationery and housewares. 
 
The forty lessons cover useful topics like:
  • Quality materials and how they can elevate your craft
  • Color theory 101 to help you confidently create artwork all your own
  • A techniques glossary full of exciting new skills to learn
  • Tips for finding creative inspiration in your everyday life


Note: For complete instructions on mixing hair colors (page 192), visit https://www.runningpress.com/articles/errata-note-watercolor-life/.

Praise

Praise for Emma Block

“Emma has created another beautiful and comprehensive book, bursting with inspiration and easy to follow watercolor projects. A really wonderful way to practice mindfulness and embrace your
creativity.”—Stacie Swift, illustrator and author of You Are Positively Awesome
“What’s not to like about ‘40 Joy-Filled Lessons to Spark Your Creativity’? The answer, I’m pleased to say, is absolutely nothing.”—Art Book Review
Watercolor Life: 40 Joy-Filled Lessons to Spark Your Creativity is filled with 40 engaging, creative tutorials to help you develop your watercolor painting skills, and covers everything from painting flowers and landscapes to Emma’s signature characters.”—Mollie Makes
“If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon, this easy-to-learn watercolor book is for you. . . . Emma Block provides clear instructions on how to paint your own masterpieces, all while giving you encouragement to see the beauty in the ordinary. From flowers to objects to people, you’ll be seeing the world through joyful colors as you paint the world around you. Who knows what inspiring art lies within your heart? This book would be a great addition to your book collection or a thoughtful gift to those you love this holiday season.”—Yakima Herald-Republic
“Awash with contemporary themes, a liberating touch, and a friendly, supportive tone.”—Breathe
“Illustration superstar Emma Block’s first book . . . is not only a credit to her design skills but a step-by-step manual of how you can level up your painting.”—Mollie Makes
“Whether you are a beginner or need to inject some inspiration into your sketching practice, this is a great book.”—Passion for Paper
“The Joy of Watercolor will leave you with a better understanding of how to paint your vacation, pet, flowers, and more.”—My Modern Met
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