Learn how to create beautiful loose and expressive florals, still lifes, motifs, animals, modes of transport, and fruits and vegetables in vibrant watercolor with touches of pen and ink.
In Go with the Flow Painting, author Ohn Mar Win (Instagram: @ohn_mar_win) offers beginner-friendly techniques, tips, and step-by-step lessons that show how to get the most out of these mediums and paint confidently in this captivating style.
Discover a new visual language that renders subjects with soft edges and luminous color. Capture just enough detail to suggest familiar flowers, animals, and objects and allow your unique expression and style to flourish.
Begin with essential supplies and learn the key characteristics of loose watercolor. Practice basic techniques that lay the foundation for this style, such as working wet-on-wet, creating color gradients, layering, and creating shapes. Learn the best way to use brushes, and explore easy methods of working with pen and ink to add striking linework and details.
Step-by-step lessons show how to capture the essence of a subject without worrying about perfectly executing every detail. Learn how to paint captivating hot air balloons, tiger lilies, French macarons, a colorful chameleon, and more. Embracing this flowing approach to watercolor allows you to develop a freer style and create artwork that’s alive and exciting, instead of overworked.
Go with the Flow Painting also features:
- How to mix colors directly on paper to get unique and beautiful effects
- Warm-up exercises to help get into a flow state of mind
- Information on colors and color values, and how best to use them
- Ideas and inspiration for creating cards, invitations, and more
Explore watercolor in a new way that will open up a new world of creativity.
About the Author
Ohn Mar Win is an artist, illustrator, designer, and teacher whose career spans more than 20 years. She’s known for her expressive watercolors, and she regularly shares her vibrant sketchbook work with her followers on Instagram. She is a top teacher on the online education platform Skillshare, where she has more than 25 watercolor and illustration classes and over 140,000 students. Ohn Mar has done work for such companies as Unilever, BBC Worldwide, and Cost Plus World Market. She also worked on a UNICEF project to combat childhood malnutrition in Myanmar, where she was born. Ohn Mar lives in Hertfordshire, England.
"Beautifully and effectively organized and presented, Go with the Flow Painting is an ideal combination of instructional guide and 'how to' manual that will be of immense interest and value to aspiring artists wanting to work with watercolors."—Midwest Book Review
“This is a wonderful guide for beginners [and] an essential book."—Library Journal Starred Review