This thoughtful book combines the most basic watercolor skills with some of the more advanced concepts of color theory and interpretation. Chapters cover watercolor materials, basic painting techniques, drawing techniques, color harmony, and working outdoors. The final chapter contains nine step-by-step projects. The group of Spanish artists who worked with Sanmiguel on the book clearly and confidently introduce the beginner to concepts of atmosphere in landscapes, volume in clouds, chromatic harmony with cool and neutral tones, and the dynamics of paper. Recommended for collections with room for several approaches to watercolor. See also Kory Fluckiger's Watercolor for the First Time, a foundation course in a playful exploratory style.