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Painting Calm (eBook)

Connect to nature through the art of watercolour

Find inner calm and happiness in this beautiful, meditative and earthy watercolour instruction book from nature lover, teacher and artist Inga Buivadavice. Art therapy and the act of painting is widely acknowledged to bringpositive mental health benefits, as it helps us centre ourselves, focus our intentions and engage creatively with the world around us. This beautiful guided watercolour book combines these aspects with the healing powers of nature to take you on a journey toward peace and tranquility. Even if you have no experience with watercolours or painting, Painting Calm's accessible and easy-to-follow prompts will allow you to express yourself and create with ease and joy. Gather inspiration from artist Inga Buivadavice's beautiful illustrations, designed to capture an emotional connection with the natural world through texture and colour, as you explore:

  • An overview of watercolour painting supplies and how to use them
  • Basic watercolour techniques and colour theory
  • Exercises for finding inspiration in nature
  • Seasonal projects that include painting trees, leaves, flowers, natural light and patterns found in nature
  • Tips for building a creative practice
Discover your inner artist - and forge a new and powerful relationship to nature - in this calming project book, as you watercolour your way to mindful wellbeing.

Ab CHF 23.05

Wild Watercolour (eBook)

Connect to the natural world through the art of painting

Discover your inner artist and deep connection with nature with this striking project book on the basics of watercolour from Inga Buividavice. Wild Watercolour starts with an introduction to the basic techniques of watercolour, coaching you for painting success by showing you how to recreate nature's wildlife and habitats. Experience how the practical medium of painting in watercolour can connect us to inner and outer nature, and be freeing, joyful and wild! Each step-by-step project introduces a new watercolour technique. Learn the basics with guided exercises showing you how to depict your favourite animals in watercolour, including:
  • Dry brush on wet effect - red pandas
  • Wet brush on wet effect - beetles
  • Glazing - ladybirds
  • Blooms - hare silhouettes
  • Pulling technique - frogs
  • Watercolour and ink - koi fish
  • Using masking tape - snake
  • Using different textures - turtles
  • Expressive features - flamingos
  • Using space - dolphins
  • Different brush strokes - chameleons
  • Painting patterns - butterflies
With mindful reflections on the meditative benefits of watercolour, experiment and develop your skills, all whilst taking inspiration from the world around you. Once you've learned the power of the paintbrush, let your creativity blossom by stumbling into nature! This stunning project book guides you to become an independent watercolourist, painting what you see when the meditative moment strikes. Learn the calming art of watercolour, connect with your inner artist and be inspired by the wonderful wildlife all around you. Create a space of mindful calm as you settle down with your brush and paper and learn how watercolour can open up a world of serenity, creativity and appreciation of nature.

Ab CHF 21.95