Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you wont believe you made them yourself.This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. Youll find out how to select the best tools, materials, and supplies, practice basic brush strokes, and use the three best common techniques: flat wash, graded wash, and rough texture. Discover how to:Select the right brushes, pigments, and paperMix colors and work with whiteCreate backgrounds and foregroundsTransfer your drawings to watercolorAvoid common watercolor mistakesExperiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and moreFind your way around the color wheelPractice the principles of designPlan compositions using thumbnailsWork with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspectivePaint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic texturesPaint landscapes, seascapes, animals and moreComplete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.