Your Year in Art: Watercolor A project for every week of the year to inspire creative exploration in watercolor painting

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-07-07
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

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Overcome your creative blocks and fears and start painting with confidence with Your Year in Art: Watercolor! Filled with weekly art challenges, step-by-step watercolor lessons, helpful tips and techniques, and gorgeous artwork, this follow-up to the drawing-focused Your Year in Art is a must-have for any watercolor artist.

Written and illustrated by Kristin Van Leuven, owner of the popular online art shop Hello Lovely People and author of Modern Watercolor (Walter Foster Publishing), Your Year in Art: Watercolor seeks to motivate and inspire. The book is divided into weekly art challenges and prompts that cover appealing themes like florals, birds, and portraits, as well as inspirational ideas for painting patterns, holiday decorations, scenery, and so much more. Lessons and prompts are guided but invite personalization so you can build your skills while celebrating your own unique style.

If you're a beginning artist, you might feel intimidated by watercolor, a medium that doesn't allow for many errors. However, Kristin Van Leuven makes watercolor fun and approachable with her easy-to-follow tips and free-flowing, expressive style. With her guidance, you'll learn to embrace imperfection and use the lessons as inspiration, rather than something to imitate exactly.

With Your Year in Art: Watercolor, develop your own painting style and express yourself using watercolor!

Author Biography

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 and Your Year in Art: Watercolor, both from Walter Foster Publishing, Kristin enjoys making art for people's homes and sees loveliness in all people. Learn more at lovelypeople.bigcartel.com.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Introduction
Chapter 1: Basics
Week 1: Color Explorations
Week 2: Make Your Mark
Week 3: Shape Up
Week 4: Watercolor Washes
Week 5: Experiments in Blending
Week 6: Building Layers
Week 7: Building Saturation
Week 8: Paper Texture Practice
Week 9: Experiment with Resists
Week 10: Embrace the White Space
Week 11: Magic Monochrome
Week 12: Playing with Negative Space
Week 13: Pattern Play
Week 14: Black & White
Week 15: Luminous Lettering
Chapter 2: Jump-Starting Creativity
Week 16: Breaking Free of Creative Ruts
Week 17: Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places
Week 18: A Bug’s View
Week 19: A Bird’s View
Week 20: Intuitive Painting
Week 21: One Thing Twenty Ways
Week 22: Empowering Words
Week 23: Detailed to Abstract
Week 24: Abstract Storytelling
Week 25: Doodle It Out
Chapter 3: Getting Outside
Week 26: Go Green
Week 27: Nature Illustration
Week 28: Fun with Florals
Week 29: Build a Wreath
Week 30: Build a Cactus Garden
Week 31: Dreamy Greenhouse
Week 32: Cute Critters
Week 33: Illuminating Insects
Week 34: Painting a Landscape
Week 35: Expressive Architecture
Week 36: The Sky’s the Limit
Chapter 4: Making It Personal
Week 37: Beautiful Faces
Week 38: Tackle Your To-Do List
Week 39: The Room You’re In
Week 40: Your Least Favorite Color
Week 41: Happy Thoughts
Week 42: Illustrated Food Journal
Week 43: Paint Your Passion
Week 44: A Favorite Memory
Week 45: Your Favorite Book
Week 46: Make it Your Own
Week 47: Design a Greeting Card
Chapter 5: Keeping It Going
Week 48: Perfecting Perspective
Week 49: Capturing Movement
Week 50: Wade Into Water
Week 51: Four Colorways
Week 52: Paint a Still Life
Meet the Author

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