Everything you ever wanted to know about watercolor
Carel B. Germain (Author of Life Model of Social Work Practice)
Old english Lantern Watercolor tutorial ~ Watercolor by Scarlett Damen
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor (1992, Paperback)
This book touches on numerous aspects of painting with watercolors by many different artists and is a good general reference. A favorite section of mine is Don Andrews' notes on figure painting. Imagine an art school where more than 15 popular watercolorists teach, and you've imagined Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor , a full-to-the-brim page anthology of Watson-Guptill's finest watercolor instruction from recent best-selling authors. This treasure trove reviews the tools and materials of watercolor, then proceeds with the color palette, color mixing, and applied color theory. The full range of painting techniques is presented—the fundamentals of brushwork, laying in a simple wash, working wet-in-wet, drybrushing, masking, pouring, scratching, glazing, and more—as well as techniques for achieving various textures like tree bark and grass. Unconventional approaches such as painting with sand, collaging, and monoprinting are also covered. Different artists explain how to understand and work effectively with value, form, light, and shadow, as well as how to achieve good design and composition.