Go with the Flow Painting: Step-by-Step Techniques for Spontaneous Effects in Watercolor

Quarry: Quarto. Oct. 2022. 128p. ISBN 9780760377727. pap. $24.99. ART INSTRUCTION
This is a watercolor book for those looking to create more meditative paintings without worrying about perfectly executing every stroke. Win, a UK-based art teacher on social media (Instagram’s @ohn_mar_win) and Skillshare, describes materials needed to achieve an effortless style of watercolor painting. This is a wonderful guide for beginners, with explanations of watercolor techniques (“Loading Your Brush”; “Keeping Your Water Clean”; “Wet on Wet”; “Hand Placement on the Brush”). Each step-by step guide shows readers how to paint various animals, flowers, food, and drinks. The author describes the materials and demonstrates how to use expression ink within watercolor painting.
VERDICT An essential book for public libraries. It will appeal to beginner watercolor artists and those wanting to try Win’s loose, go-with-the-flow style of watercolor painting.
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