Kristin Van Leuven
Written and illustrated by Kristin Van Leuven, owner of the popular online art shop Hello Lovely People and author of Modern Watercolor (Walter Foster Publishing), Your Year in Art: Watercolor seeks to motivate and inspire. The book is divided into weekly art challenges and prompts that cover appealing themes like florals, birds, and portraits, as well as inspirational ideas for painting patterns, holiday decorations, scenery, and so much more. Lessons and prompts are guided but invite personalization so you can build your skills while celebrating your own unique style.
If you're a beginning artist, you might feel intimidated by watercolor, a medium that doesn't allow for many errors. However, Kristin Van Leuven makes watercolor fun and approachable with her easy-to-follow tips and free-flowing, expressive style. With her guidance, you'll learn to embrace imperfection and use the lessons as inspiration, rather than something to imitate exactly.
With Your Year in Art: Watercolor, develop your own painting style and express yourself using watercolor!
Kristin Van Leuven is a native Arizonan who loves to paint. What began as a hobby that served as a distraction from real life has become a career via Hello Lovely People, Kristin's online art shop that sells her prints, portraits, clothing, and more. Author of Modern Watercolor, Your Year in Art: Watercolor, and Art Made Easy: Easy Watercolor, all from Walter Foster Publishing, Kristin enjoys making art for people's homes and sees loveliness in all people. Learn more at lovelypeople.bigcartel.com.