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  • eBook Edition
    • 978-1-4602-1943-0
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    • 978-1-4602-1942-3
    • 8.5 x 11.0 inches
    • Premium Color interior
    • 80 pages
  • Keywords
    • watercolor,
    • how to,
    • art,
    • paint,
    • painting,
    • classes,
    • supplies

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Watercolour Toolbox
Essentials for Painting Success
by Karen Richardson

From her experience as a professional artist for over 25 years and instructing workshops for almost a decade, Karen Richardson has identified the challenges everyone encounters when learning to paint. Watercolour Toolbox focuses on simple solutions that anyone can learn, illustrated with step-by-step demonstrations for creating realistic stones, flowers, landscapes, and buildings. With Karen’s insightful guidance, choose materials that make painting easier, and learn to mix any colour from just three tubes of paint. Learn her fun strategies for staying engaged with your paintings from start to finish. Whether you are a beginner or experienced artist, you will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to make stunning, lifelike paintings.

“Watercolour Toolbox is exactly the sort of instructional art book that amateur artists hope to own when they purchase them from local book sellers, but rarely actually find when they sit down and start reading. Most art books end up gathering dust on shelves, because the advice is either not clear, or does not address the questions the readers would have asked if actually given the chance to do so. I strongly believe that this book will be an excellent addition to the genre, and be responsible for many new works of art created by inspired, up-and-coming artists.” Janet Layberry, Editor

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Canadian fine artist Karen Richardson teaches watercolour and perspective drawing with a back-to-basics approach. She has exhibited her award-winning paintings in 120 solo and group art shows since 1986. Over 600 of her paintings are enjoyed in private, and corporate, art collections in 19 countries. “My life is centred on exploring new horizons, making art, and coaching other artists. I hope Watercolour Toolbox will support and inspire many students on their painting journey.” To enquire about workshops, paintings, and commissions, visit Karen’s virtual studio at


Karen Richardson
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