Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days by Jenna Rainey

Everday Watercolor


Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Released: October 10th 2017
Received: NetGally
Rating: 4 kitty rating


I received a copy of Everyday Watercolor from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days is ideal for any beginner looking to get into water coloring. Unlike many other “how to” art books, Jenna Rainey doesn’t try and force the reader to learn to paint in her specific style. Instead she uses simple techniques in increasing difficulties that allow the beginner to find their style while they learn. This is the ideal style of training, in my opinion.

Rainey walks the reader through all the basics, from supplies (listing optional brands as well as her preferred brands) up to more advanced workings. I particularly enjoyed the little tips and tricks she’s picked up over the years (such as how she prepares her paints). With a set project each day (for which Rainey gives the estimate time it’ll take, a brilliant move) learning to paint becomes less intimidating and more enjoyable, which really is the goal of the whole thing to begin with.

I love the Rainey not only encouraged her readers to share their works on social media (a great way to boost esteem and further the learning process), but provided a hash tag for them to use (#everydaywatercolor). By doing this she’s allowing readers to come together as a group and see what the others are doing, as well as show off what they’ve learned.


About Liz

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try and artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. The facts: My favorite color is constantly changing, so don’t worry about trying to keep up with that! I’m in my 20’s, married, and looking to find the perfect job for me (ideally something that can involve my creativity or my love of animals). I have 6 cats (If we’re being technical, I have 2 cats and my parents have 4), a bearded dragon, a parakeet, and two betas. I adore all of them, and they frequently are my photography models. My blog will primarily be consisting of my 365 (366) photography project, updated daily (hopefully). I’m also working on a 52 weeks project, where I try a new type of photography style or technique each week. That will be updated as the photos are processed.
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