Longing to explore your artistic side but always pressed for time? Now you can "create frame-worthy art in just a few simple steps"
with this handy instruction guide by watercolor artist/illustrator Anna Koliadych. She begins with a brief primer on technique: water balance, brushstrokes, color mixing, and more. From there, she leads aspiring painters through two- to four-page lessons for painting landscapes (Cloudy Sky, Underwater Seascape), plants and foliage (Beautiful Wreath, Cherry Tree in Bloom), animals (Garden Bird, Sly Fox), and dozens more. Each quick-painting lesson includes a short list of necessary supplies and paint colors (with color-mixing tips), for a fun and accessible painting primer. (KG)