A successful watercolor seems to be the product of pure inspiration—effortless, and with a light touch that produces magical results. However, this complete on-the-page class teaches every aspect of the watercolorist’s art, from the pigments, paints, palettes, and papers to drawing techniques and color harmony, in nine beautiful projects. Inspiring photographs go close-up to capture every line, stroke, and figure emerging from the brush, and numerous examples of lovely artwork appear throughout to illustrate the points. Learn to do line drawings, create blocks of color, work with cool and warm tones, paint en plein air (from nature), and interpret trees, skies, sea, and beach. The final projects feature all the most popular styles, including portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.