Just Add Watercolor by Helen Birch is a collection of 200 modern watercolor paintings from upcoming and established artists. Along with each painting is a brief description of the work, along with tips and ideas for the aspiring artist.
What stands out instantly as you flip through the pages is the medium bending creativity of the artists involved. In painting after painting you will find the limits of watercolor pushed to a whole new level. This makes for a fresh and inspiring viewing experience.
Measuring only 5 x 7 inches this book is small and compact and won’t take up much room on your bookshelf. But that also has its drawbacks which, in my opinion, is the only downside to this title. The photos are small and do not do as much justice to the paintings as a slightly larger book could do.
All in all, this book will inspire amateur and professional painters alike. And those like me, who are not artists but appreciate the beauty and thought provoking qualities of artistic expression, will find it an excellent addition to their collection.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.