Everyday Watercolor (Review)

Thrift Schooling

Everyday Watercolor by Jenna Rainey is a unique and creative way to teach painting with watercolors. 

This book includes thirty days of projects that will increase your watercolor skills. No, we are not talking about color by number kits but becoming comfortable with the brush, colors and techniques involved in watercolor painting. 

This tutorial style book has a "learn to draw" type feel to it. Rainey takes you through, step by step, teaching you how to paint using watercolors. She makes watercolor painting seem so simple yet elegant with easy to follow instructions and projects. She includes flowers, deserts scenes and so much more. 

The one issue I have with this book is that in order to see what the finished picture is for the day, you need to thumb through to the end of the tutorial. It would have been nice to see what you will be working on before you get started. I guess that sort of thing is personal preference. Like when you are putting together a puzzle. My husband and oldest son are the type who like to hide the box so they don't know what the finished product will be. They like the suspense of it all. Trying to figure out what the picture is while they are putting it together. I, on the other hand, am the complete opposite. Show me what I can accomplish, then I enjoy attempting to reach a particular goal.

Overall, this book is a wonderful tool for the beginning artist. Both adults and children wanting to learn how to create art using watercolors can gain a plethora of skills by going through the thirty lessons in this book. If you have been wanting to try expanding your art skills and have yet to master watercolors, then this book would be a great place to start. 

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions stated here are my own.

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