Posts filed under: Watercolor Instruction Book

fearless watercolor for beginners in Chinese by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

I was so thrilled to find a couple copies of the simplified Chinese edition of my book “Fearless Watercolor for beginners” in the mail today!
It was a surprise as I did not know the book was being translated, so happy about that 🙂
You can buy the Chinese version of my book on these online stores:
I am very happy to have an excerpt from my book: “Fearless Watercolor for beginners” published in this month’s Watercolor Artist Magazine issue, in the Studio Staples section.
This excerpt talks about the different kinds of watercolor paper and how to choose the right paper for you.
Get this issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine here from the North Lights Books website.
If you missed my June webinar for the Artist’s network, you can watch it here on the Artists Network YouTube channel.

Together with Sandrine Pelissier, fearlessly explore the wonderful world of watercolor. Embark on an adventurous journey with Sandrine; as she discusses the importance of enjoying the artistic learning process, when to break all the rules, the excitement of experimentation, creating tricks by taking risks, and the natural process of finding your own artistic style.

In this free Artists Network Online Event, get a special preview into Sandrine’s new book Fearless Watercolor for Beginners: Adventurous Painting Techniques to Get You Started. You’re fearless watercolor adventure starts now with the help of Sandrine. You will love this watercolor book if you are new to watercolor and want easy lessons in the watercolor medium, you want to learn to paint a variety of subject matter, or you want to overcome the fear of creating watercolor paintings.

Sandrine sheds some light on gathering materials, finding a place and time to paint, some basic watercolor techniques, how to add stunning textures, experimenting with mixed media, and how to do a self-evaluation to improve moving into the future.

Join Sandrine on a Fearless Watercolor Adventure!

 

Thank you Cherie Haas for writing this article on a mixed media technique I am sharing in Fearless watercolor for beginners.

You can try this technique, it helps not focusing on details and paint loosely.

In this new Artist Network post, Artist Cherie Haas is talking about her state of mind when creating Art ,connecting those personal experiences to some of my new book content about inspiration, criticism and self evaluation.

See a special offer on my new book here on the North Light Books website:
Fearless Watercolor for Beginners, Adventurous Painting Techniques to Get You Started

Read the whole post here:
http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/inspiration-creativity/is-art-making-a-sacred-process-watercolor

 

Join me on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT for a free webinar hosted by the Artist’s network.

 

Together with Sandrine Pelissier, fearlessly explore the wonderful world of watercolor. Embark on an adventurous journey with Sandrine; she will discuss the importance of enjoying the artistic learning process, when to break all the rules, the excitement of experimentation, creating tricks by taking risks, and the natural process of finding your own artistic style.

In this FREE Artists Network Online Event, get a special preview into Sandrine’s new book Fearless Watercolor for Beginners: Adventurous Painting Techniques to Get You Started. You’re fearless watercolor adventure starts now with the help of Sandrine. You will love this watercolor book if you are new to watercolor and want easy lessons in the watercolor medium, you want to learn to paint a variety of subject matter, or you want to overcome the fear of creating watercolor paintings.


Sandrine will shed some light on gathering materials, finding a place and time to paint, some basic watercolor techniques, how to add stunning textures to your watercolor work, experimenting with watercolor mixed media, and how to do a self-evaluation at the end of a piece to improve moving into the future.

Join Sandrine on a Fearless Watercolor Adventure!

Click here to Register for this FREE Artists Network Online Event!

My watercolor instruction book for beginners is officially available for pre-order on Amazon for a price of $17.36 (paperback). I am very excited about this publication! Some of the demos have links to videos and there is a lot of extra content online.

This book will give you an overview of some of the many possibilities watercolor painting offers. You will learn a series of basic skills that will give you the knowledge you need to get started.
The book consists of three main parts:

* before you paint (preparation, planning and materials)
* when you paint (techniques)
* after you painted (assessment and finishing)

For some techniques there are a variety of ways to achieve the desired result. I don’t believe there is just one way or one technique that will work for everyone. I would like you to choose what you think will work for your particular style or taste, and leave behind what won’t work for you.

Each new technique is illustrated with a step-by-step demo, and some include
links to videos that show how to apply that technique to a specific painting or that share
exercises to help you practice.

You will learn about preparation, materials and various techniques: washes, painting wet on wet and wet on dry, blending or layering colors, preserving the white of your paper, lifting color, achieving a variety of edge qualities, adding textures to your paintings and fixing mistakes.
We will also discuss how to plan out your painting (one of the keys to growing confidence and avoiding confusion while painting), how to assess your own work and what finishes you can apply.

See on Amazon.com