in Watercolor and
No book is required. Art supplies are not cheap, and I don’t want anyone suffering from sticker shock.
watercolor books is not only inspirational, but a great help.
Do please visit a Barnes & Noble, the Strand, or any large
and go to the Art Technique section. Or browse my books in the studio.
You'll get a good idea of watercolor's many
Then, only if you care to, purchase the book that appeals to you the most. Nearly every book has the same basic information, and I’d rather you own examples of watercolors in a style you really like.
Of course most books are available at deep discounts on amazon.com, half.com, and powells.com, and you can often "look inside the book" online.
My very favorite beginner
also good: You Can Paint Watercolors by Alwyn Crawshaw (paperback) and Watercolor: A New Beginning by Anne Lindsay
An excellent DRAWING book:
Other highly recommended books:
Watercolor Book by David Dewey The one book that
contains everything you'll ever need to
know, with gorgeous paintings.
for the Fun of It: Getting Started by John Lovett. He also has an
watercolor website worth exploring, www.johnlovett.com
The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron A wonderful book on how to be more creative, no matter what your art.
Examples -- images of Fruits, Flowers, Values