WOODLAND WATERCOLOR | Page Street Publishing
With whimsical woodland illustrations printed on watercolor paper, readers can unwind by painting right on the page, no drawing skills necessary.
This charming collection from popular pattern designer and illustrator, Clare Therese Gray, makes relaxing with watercolour an absolute breeze. Readers will leave their stresses behind for the allure of cosy cottages, woodland creatures and forest flora - all pre-drawn and ready to be brought to life with paint. Adult colouring books are an amazing way to unwind, and Clare’s art provides the perfect opportunity to get lost amidst peaceful woods and friendly critters, even if you’ve never held a paintbrush.
An easy-to-follow primer on basic watercolor technique precedes 40 intricate pen and ink illustrations, ensuring anyone can enjoy a soothing, creative activity, regardless of their drawing experience. Between tranquil tones, whimsical scenes and the inherent calm of paint flowing across paper, each project will provide readers with a clear mind and effortless, forest-inspired masterpiece! This book will include 40 illustrations to color.
PRAISE FOR CLARE'S PREVIOUS BOOK 'PAINTING NATURE WITH CLARE'
“Clare’s gorgeous work honors nature in a sensitive way. Her use of color and keen observation inspires creatives to pick up a brush and paint botanicals!”
Ann Wood @Woodlucker | Botanical Paper Artist
“A beautifully illustrated book for any budding artist wanting to learn new techniques with gouache. Clare’s delicate hand and love of nature is a delight to follow in each step by step project.”
Sara Boccaccini Meadows @BoccacciniMeadows | Print Designer & Illustrator
"Enter an enchanting world of fauna and flora with master illustrator and designer Clare Therese Gray. Clare generously shares insights into her creative process, making gouache accessible to all with a treasure trove of beautiful projects. Clare's nature motifs are beautifully charming and nostalgic. With a few simple brush strokes Clare conjures up the scents of Spring and the crunch of Autumn leaves."
Becky Cameron @doodleyboo | Illustrator
“I am in awe of the lightness and joy with which Clare interprets the natural world. This book is a glimpse into her mind and anyone who wants to get inspired or better their painting skills will love it!”
Malin Gyllensvaan @malingyllensvaan | Illustrator & Pattern Designer
“Clare will take you on a magical journey into the world of gouache with lovely projects to help you relax and create beautiful paintings.”
Serena White @hogletandco | Illustrator
"This gorgeous book will inspire you to play around with gouache and create lovely illustrations. It is a great opportunity to learn from Clare, to understand her choice of color, observe her brush strokes and see how she makes her magical works step by step."
Nina Stajner @ninastajner| Illustrator
"I can't think of a better artist than Clare when it comes to painting the beauty of the natural world. This is a glorious, thoughtful book full of wonderful projects to try. It is full of outstanding practical advice, from basic drawing of the elements to full instructions for layering gouache, as well as a particularly helpful colour mixing guide.
Ohn Mar Win @ohnmarwin | Illustrator