Cheers! – Veronica Lawlor
The first reviews of One Watercolor A Day are in!
Watercolor is a medium with a reputation for being difficult to learn and master. “One Watercolor A Day” dispels that in its first few pages. If you;e just starting out, if you’ve hit a bump in your work or if you just want to branch out, order it now and spend the next month follows the author’s friendly advice..
I have been painting watercolors for over a decade but this book surprises and delights me every day. It has clear, intelligent advice, inspiring examples, and a general air of “you can do it” that has jogged me in all sorts of new directions.
– Danny Gregory, artist and author of Everyday Matters (blog)
This is a fantastic book for beginners or artists looking to get an extra creative spark. The watercolor artwork represented in it is outstanding, but the more outstanding thing about this book are the activities. The work that is described really gets an artist thinking about how to create and more importantly how to think. It does not dwell on technique or materials which a lot of art books can do. It dwells on how to be creative everyday and how to find the best way for you as an artist to become better. I will be recommending this book to all my friends that want to learn watercolors and how to be an artist.
– Steve Light, children’s book illustrator, author of The Christmas Giant (website)
As far as drawing techniques go, watercolor can be really frustrating. As soon as the paint hits the paper, it seems to take a life of its own. Wait for it to dry, and the results may be far from what you intended.
Before the frustration makes you reconsider the medium, I recommend that you pick up a copy of One Watercolor a Day (Quarry Books, $22.99). The new title by New York City artist Veronica Lawlor and the talented illustrators at Studio 1482 comes with perhaps the most empowering advice I’ve ever heard about watercolor: “Let it flow.”
So simple, yet so true!
What I love the most about the book is Lawlor’s exploratory approach to art, which she already shared in her previous book, One Drawing A Day. While many books teach specific ways to use watercolor, One Drawing a Day shows you the path to find your own way.
– Gabi Campanario, journalist and illustrator, author of The Art of Urban Sketching and the founder of Urban Sketchers
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