Two gorgeous watercolour books May 31, 2019 16:45
So it would seem you all love watercolours as much as we do – our ‘Can’t Draw? You Can Still Paint in Watercolours’ workshops are selling out fast, and it’s not hard to see why. The nature of watercolours mean that you can be free with them – even random blotches of colour are transformed into abstract pieces of art. And, as it says in the title, you don’t need to be able to draw to create something amazing.
Our obsessions with all things watercolour has led us to discover some amazing books on the subject, and we thought we would share a couple of our favourites with you. First up is ‘Paint Yourself Positive’ by Jean Haines. Author of ‘Paint Yourself Calm’ too, Jean uses painting (and specifically watercolours) as a means of therapy and stress-relief, and encourages others to do the same. As well as containing lots of tips and techniques for beginner’s to try, each section of the book also encourages you to reflect and meditate on a particular topic or thought as you paint.
It’s like an art class and a meditation session combined! Here at Craft Club we are passionate about this connection between creating things and improving your mental wellbeing, so this book really resonated with us.
We have been fan of Nikki Strange’s work for a long time here at LCC, so when we saw she had released ‘Watercolour Plant Art’, teaching you how to paint plants using watercolour paints, we knew we had to get our hands on a copy! Watercolours, plants, beautiful styling, and excellent step by step instructions, this book really does have it all. Perfect if you are lacking the confidence to plunge in and start painting – it even has a pad of watercolour paper at the back with the designs from the book printed on ready for you to just paint over (basically like a colouring book for grown ups!)
If you love the idea of painting with watercolours but don’t know where to start then this book is perfect for you – Nikki starts right from the basics, and guides you through each plant painting with detailed instructions, and plenty of photos for you to use as a guide. You’ll be painting like a pro in no time at all!
Fancy checking out these books for yourself? Head over to our Instagram where we are running a competition to win a copy of Watercolour Plant Art, and Paint Yourself Positive.
Tickets to our Can't Draw? You Can Still Paint Watercolours workshop is currently available to book.