Absolutely anyone can create dazzling paintings with this truly beginner-friendly introduction to the world of watercolor. Artist and teacher Emma Witte shares tools, techniques, and tutorials everyone can follow, even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before. Witte’s simple approach pares down the ordinary overwhelming array of watercolor supplies to just a few colors and tools, then shows you how to paint nearly anything with these basic supplies. This book spells it all out, from loading your brush with water, to color mixing recipes, to wet and dry painting methods. More experienced painters will find plenty of new tips to enhance their watercolor works. Follow ten step-by-step projects to create watercolor leaves and flowers, clouds, galaxies, landscapes, and even a whale. Pick up your paintbrush!