Review of Just Add Watercolor by Helen Birch

eBook Review Gal Book Review of Just Add Watercolor by Helen Birch

I’ve attempted watercolor several times, but have never been particularly pleased with the results. I’ve always gone back to my favorite method of using acrylics. However, after browsing the pages of Just Add Watercolor, I’m definitely ready to give it another try.

As the book description states, this book showcases “200 of the best works of young, modern watercolor painters, paired with bite-sized painting tips and art instruction…”  Yet, as the description also says, each photograph is paired with insights and tips. Each vivid and beautiful photo includes an in depth critique of the art, along with an insightful tip from the author. Techniques like lifting color with a variety of tools, adding finely detailed pen work before or after adding watercolor and prepping surfaces with gesso (good to know!) are explained in detail at the conclusion of each art evaluation/description.

Just Add Watercolor packs a ton of information in one lovely little book. It’s filled to the brim with watercolor tips, tricks and techniques for artists of any level. This book has definitely given me the incentive to try my hand at watercolor again! Highly recommended.


5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

eBook Review Gal received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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