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Better than his ink sketch book...
on March 14, 2014
It's not a thorough how to book; it's quick and fast tip bits; some of his sample paintings would take a novice 20 minutes and a professional 5 minutes to complete. I'll keep it for a short while then it'll be donated to the library. What few 101 instructional samples there are, they are clear, simple, and concise and over in 3 to 4 illustrated frames. No special techniques or tips or tricks of the trade exposed here. There isn't enough to seriously teach watercolor painting. Still, I like this book much more than his "Freehand Sketch" book; with this book you get some sense of the enjoyment from the author--like he felt or put some effort in putting this book together while the "Freehand Sketch" had a "can't-wait-to-finish-this" hurried through value. Though I enjoy this book, one can learn more from watching watercolor painting on youtube. I am not disappointed, but not jumping up and down with inspirational appreciative awe. You don't learn much from this book--it's really for people who know of and like his work. It's probably okay for a quick beginner but not a serious art student. Again, I like his work and buys his books as patronage.