Explore the basics of color theory and color mixing, and then apply your new skills to create your own beautiful floral watercolor paintings, step by colorful step.
Color theory and color mixing are essential topics for all artists to know, and Contemporary Color Theory: Watercolor Flowers covers both in an easy-to-follow way with simple, actionable steps that any artist can do. Learn how to:
- Mix paint colors
- Avoid “dirty” mixes (those that look too brown, for example)
- Create your own color wheel
- Create neutral colors and pastels
- Mix vintage colors
- And much more
This book is ideal for all skill levels and ages, and while it focuses on watercolor, the same tips and techniques can be applied to other media as well, including acrylic, oil, and gouache.
Once you’re familiar with color theory and feel comfortable creating your own color mixes, dive into the step-by-step painting projects. Each project is done in the style seen on the author’s popular Instagram account (@thewhimsicalcreative) and features beautiful, romantic florals painted in watercolor. Learn how to paint floral wreaths, bouquets, and different types of leaves and plants.
Contemporary Color Theory: Watercolor Flowerscombines the essential topics of color theory and color mixing with watercolor painting projects for a comprehensive book that’s perfect for beginning and aspiring artists.
Manushree Mishra is the artist, designer, and illustrator behind The Whimsical Creative. She specializes in original watercolor paintings, hand-painted stationery products, and surface patterns. A self-taught artist with a flair for whimsy, Manushree combines creativity and self-expression to create joyful and calming art. She breaks down intricate art concepts into easy-to-understand techniques, while helping creatives find and evolve their style. Manushree has taught thousands of students, both in person and online. A computer science engineer and an experienced designer until recently, she quit the corporate world to pursue her passion and launch her freelance career.
Manushree creates surface-pattern design and illustrations for papercraft collections, textiles, and paper products. She also takes on project-based collaborations with like-minded companies and individuals. She is currently a full-time artist living in Bangalore, India. When she’s not painting watercolor florals, you can find Manushree cuddling with her cat or indulging in a creative activity. Otherwise, she can be found embracing slow living, appreciating cozy afternoons and sunsets, and sharing pictures of flowers. A lot of what she’s up to can be found on Instagram @thewhimsicalcreative.