Practice the Art of Watercolor with this Beginner's Guide to Picturesque Mountains, Lakes, Sunrises and More
From a striking Desert Sunset Silhouette to a majestic Icelandic Waterfall to an eye-catching Magical Snowy Forest, watercolor artist Kolbie Blume's wilderness scenes are the perfect introduction to watercolor painting.
Kolbie's step-by-step instructions make it easy to paint stunning landscapes featuring all of the key elements of wilderness painting and teach you beginner-friendly techniques for colorful skies, mountains, trees, wildflowers, oceans, lakes, and more. Each chapter teaches progressively more advanced elements, allowing you to build upon your skills as you work through the projects. And the final chapter combines all of the elements in breathtaking scenes--like a Glassy Milky Way and an Aurora Glacier Lagoon--that you'll be proud to hang on your wall or gift to a friend or family member.
With all the tips, tricks, and techniques you need to master the basics of watercolor painting and instructions on how to paint every element of nature, this collection of wilderness landscapes is the go-to guide for both beginner painters and more experienced artists looking for new subjects to paint.
"Kolbie puts her whole heart into what she loves, and you can tell by just looking at the pages in this book. These paintings are so detailed and gorgeous, my city-girl self just wants to dive into them like Mary Poppins."
--Alli Koch, artist and bestselling author of How to Draw Modern Florals
"Painting landscapes looks super intimidating, but Kolbie introduces landscapes in such a beautiful and fun way. This book is definitely one that should be added to your collection--it's that good!"
--Shelly Kim, lettering artist and author of Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy
"There's just something about nature captured through watercolor, and Kolbie has done a wonderful job of creating harmony in her techniques to draw attention to the earth's elements. The bonus part is that she's here to share her brilliance so everyone can paint along, creating new life into pieces of their very own."
--Peggy Dean, bestselling author and creator of The Pigeon Letters
"Kolbie is such a wonderfully talented artist and teacher, and this book doesn't disappoint. So much detail and beautiful work and explanation!"
--Jenna Rainey, artist, educator, and bestselling author of Everyday Watercolor and Everyday Watercolor Flowers
"Talented teacher, author, and artist Kolbie leads you on an artistic adventure filled with cotton candy skies and happy little trees, flowing wildflowers and misty mountain peaks. With detailed step by step instructions and beautiful color palette ideas, you will watercolor a wonderland of entertaining painting masterpieces."
--Sarah Simon of The Mint Gardener, artist and bestselling author of Modern Watercolor Botanicals
Kolbie Blume is the creator of the popular watercolor and calligraphy Instagram account This Writing Desk. She also teaches watercolor workshops and classes on Skillshare. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her family.
Page Street Publishing/Macmillan
Pub Date: October 6, 2020
0.5" H x 8.9" L x 7.7" W